Empowered Mind: Empowered Life

Here is an incredible resource if you, or anyone you know, should need ANY help with Mental Health related issues and BEYOND.

To contact our Mental Health Committee Chair, please email: MENTALHEALTH@BROWARDPTSA.ORG

BCCPTA/PTSA Mental Health Townhall

BCCPTA/PTSA - Mental Health Townhall 11-19-2020

The Broward County council PTA/PTSA's Mental Health Committee in partnership with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) namely Nora Rupert (District 7), Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP), United Way, Equality Florida, Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital, Broward County Human Services, SEDNET, NAMI, SunServe, Quota of South Florida and many others held a Virtual Mental Health Town Hall on November 19, 2020. The Town Hall consisted of a 20-minute resource fair connecting our community to much-needed support services followed by an hour Q and A with a panel of specialists.

The committee will hold approximately 8 total town halls, one in each Broward County Public School District from 2020 through 2021. Our goal is to offer as much conversation as possible about mental health and how "we all have it". Another priority is lifting the stigma on mental health issues by offering our PTA members, our students, and our families a forum for speaking out, asking for help, and being there to provide resources for ourselves and our community.

THANK YOU TO OUR PANELISTS FOR BEING PART OF OUR FIRST VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE! YOUR PRESENCE AND VOICES WERE INVALUABLE!

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED. WE HOPE YOU GAINED NEW INSIGHTS INTO TODAY'S YOUTH AND FAMILIES ISSUES AND WAYS TO MITIGATE THEM!

Meet Our Panelists

Our Event Moderator

Joel Smith

Program Director, Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention Inc.

Nora Rupert

School Board Member BCPS/District 7

Chauntea S. Cummings

SEDNET Project Coordinator/ESE Counseling

Broward Public Schools

Keith D. Bostick

Deputy Director - Broward County

Human Services Department

Sandra Cumper

Executive Director - Broward County

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Sobourney Barnes

Youth Director - SunServe

Blake E. Cohen

Author / Addictions Professional