Issues in Mental Health Series

Olathe Public Schools is excited to announce the event titled “Issues in Mental Health: A Family Speaker and Support Series.”  These events aim to educate and support the parents and families of our students and linking them to appropriate community resources.  A committee of professionals was formed to examine the needs of the student body and their families relating to mental health and wellness.  Each event will feature a professional speaker who will share information about the topics listed below.

  • 11/14/17:  Managing Emotions
  • 2/6/18:  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • 4/3/18:    Ask the Experts: Q&A with a Mental Health/Substance Use Professional Panel

An expert panel of mental health professionals will host a Q&A discussion about the signs/symptoms, treatment options and the maintenance of various mental health diagnoses and substance use matters. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd beginning at 7:00pm. 

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Jeremy Didier, PCAC, PCC, is a Parent Coach & Outreach Coordinator for ImpactADHD. She’s also the founder and group director of ADHDKC, Kansas City’s award-winning CHADD chapter.  She presented on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at the Technology Support Center on February 6th. 

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Brandon Mock, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT, from KidsTLC  presented on the topic of Managing Emotions.  This event was held on Tuesday, November 14th at the Technology Support Center.

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Liz George, LSCSW and Angela Guzman, MA from Johnson County Mental Health/Family Focus presented on the topic of Self Care: Coping, Stress Reduction and a Healthy Life Balance.  This event was held on Tuesday, May 16th at the Technology Support Center beginning at 7pm.

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Diane McLean, MEd, PCC presented on the topic of Anxiety at the March 21st event at 7pm.  She shared her expertise on the signs/symptoms and effective management strategies.

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Please see the slideshow presentation by Nicole Gawer, LSCSW titled “Depression:  Who, What and Treatment”

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Please see the slideshow presentation by Cecilia Ponce, LMSW titled “Navigating the Mental Health System”

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Written By: John Laffoon Date posted: September 30, 2016