• Community Events
     
    This page is designed to share community events on the topic of mental health and wellness. As events are known, the page will be updated.
     
    Higley Unified School District
     
    Parent presentations, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Higley Unified School District Office, 2539 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. Dr. Cheryl Smith, LCSW, will run this parent presentation and be available to speak with individuals for 30 minutes following each session.
     
    Jan. 23: "Communicating for Connection: Scaling a stone wall."
     
    April 3: "Parents being held hostage: 'If you don't let me, I will...'" 
     
    TBD: ""When kids are mad or sad, not bad."
     
    Dec. 3-7: Wellness Week: A weeklong event to promote mental wellness and self care for students and staff.
     
     
    Chandler Gilbert Community College Connects Task Force (registration required)
     
    CGCC Connects is a task force that provides education and programming related to difficult topics and cultural current events. During the 2018 - 2019 academic year, the focus will be on Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
     
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    Community Bridges Inc. (no registration required)
     
    Dec. 4: Parent/secondary student presentation: Resiliency and Coping with Stress, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Williams Field High School Lecture Hall Room 199, 2076 South Higley Road, Gilbert.
     
    Queen Creek Unified School District (no registration required) 
     
    Nov. 27: "More than Sad" Presentation, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 20217 East Chandler Heights Road, Queen Creek.
     
    Feb. 21: Anti-Bullying for Parents, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 20217 East Chandler Heights Road, Queen Creek.
     
    Chandler Unified School District (no registration required)
     
    Hamilton High School in Chandler has put together a series of parent education presentations. Higley and Williams Field High parents are invited to attend. High school students may also attend a student version of the presentation at the same time. The full series is listed online and includes mental health and communication discussions.

    Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m. (Tuesdays)
    Place: Hamilton High School (Choir Room)

    Dec. 4: (Part 3) “Taking Care of Yourself / Stress Reduction”
    Speaker – Andrea Samadi, BA in Education, Author of Book “Level Up”

    Jan. 15: (Part 4) “Signs of Depression and Anxiety”
    Speaker - Michael Klinkner MSW, LCSW, BCPTSDC
     
    Feb. 5: (Part 5) “Benefits and Side Effects of Antidepressant Use”
    Speaker - Dr. Brad Zehring, DO, Psychiatrist at AZ Restorative
    Psychiatry
     
    Feb. 26: (Part 5) “Rise in Teens struggling with Eating Disorders”
    Speaker - Dr. Brad Zehring, DO, Psychiatrist at AZ Restorative Psychiatry
     
     
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (registration required)
     
    Dec. 15: Out of the Darkness Walk, 10 a.m., Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix.
     
     
    Speak Stand and Save (registration required)
     
    Jan. 22: Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life 3rd Annual Youth Conference, 9 a.m - 2:30 p.m. Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix. Students, police chiefs, government officials, parents and teachers will get together to tackle ongoing issues involving bullying, depression, drug addiction and other topics facing our youth today.