Mental Health Summit: Innovation in Community Prevention Strategies
Thursday, October 5, 2023
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
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!