Title

Mental Health Awareness Panel

First Presenter's Institution

Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, Inc.

Second Presenter's Institution

Refocus Counseling & Consulting Services LLC

Third Presenter's Institution

Georgia Southern University

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 4 (Scarbrough 2)

Strand #1

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

This panel will examine childhood and adolescent mental health. With suicide rates increasing and anxiety/ depression diagnoses escalating, these panelists will share tools necessary for supporting youth’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

Summary

This panel will examine childhood and adolescent mental health. With suicide rates increasing and anxiety/ depression diagnoses escalating, these panelists will share tools necessary for supporting youth’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Vira Salzburn is program director of Prevent Suicide Today with Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council Inc. Prevent Suicide Today, managed by Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, offers programming to help prevent suicide. One such program is ASIST, or Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Paulette Chavers was born and raised in Statesboro Ga. She obtained her high school diploma from Statesboro High School and furthered her education by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Georgia Southern University. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with emphasis in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a Master’s Addiction Counselor (MAC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is the CEO of Refocus Counseling and a partner with Road to Success Counseling. She has been in the field of counseling for over 10 years and has been trained in many areas such as child sexual abuse treatment, behavioral disorders, suicide prevention, substance abuse treatment, self-care and burn-out prevention and case management, just to name a few. She thoroughly enjoys what she does, and prides herself with being honest to others, serving the community and advocating for those who feel as if they do not have a voice. She serves in several capacities and apart of many civic groups such as NAACP, One Boro, and Queendom Builders. She enjoys traveling, dancing, spending time with family and friend, laughing and reading.

Dr. Richard Cleveland is an Assistant Professor in tech department of Leadership, Technology & Human Development. Dr. Cleveland's research interests are focused in assessment, school counseling outcome research, student/client spirituality, and mindfulness.

LaKea Mitchell will provide.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

3-10-2020 9:45 AM

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Mental Health Awareness Panel

Session 4 (Scarbrough 2)

This panel will examine childhood and adolescent mental health. With suicide rates increasing and anxiety/ depression diagnoses escalating, these panelists will share tools necessary for supporting youth’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being.