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“Mental Health Summit” at SJCPL!

October 5, 2023
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Mental Health Awareness of Michiana

Mental Health Summit:  Innovation in Community Prevention Strategies

Thursday, October 5, 2023

2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

St. Joseph County Public Library, Community Learning Center

South Bend, IN

Our 2023 Mental Health Summit brings together a variety of speakers, organizations, and coalitions representing the Michiana community whose initiatives strive to improve community well-being, mitigate serious mental illness and addiction, while also embracing collaboration.


2:15 PM: Check-in

2:30 PM: Welcome and Keynote

“Asset-Based Trauma Response”

Dé Bryant, Ph.D., Founder and Director of Social Action Project

3:15 PM: Community Crisis Prevention Panel

Theodore Beaudiane, Director of Spirit, Development Psychologist

Angela Tanner, President and Co-Founder of Ray of Hope Foundation

Robin Meleski Vida, Director of Health Outreach, Promoter, Education (HOPE)

4:15 PM: Community Collaboration Panel

Anna Sawatzky, Director of The Source

Rona Plummer, SJCPL Compass Chief Public Service Officer

Jim Baxter, Director of Outreach and Engagement, One Roof

5 PM: Advocates Promoting Good Mental Health Policy

Maureen Bauer, State Representative

Gilberto Perez, Goshen City Council

Rebekah Go, Program and Communication Manager, Faith in Indiana

Sukkot and Sukkah Canopy:

Rabbi Michael Friedland & Lizzie Fagen, Sinai Synagogue

Resource Tables with many other initiatives serving Michiana.

Free admission:  Attendees are asked to bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to contribute to support local food pantries.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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