2020 Northland Prevention Conference

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The Northland Coalition and Tri-County Mental Health Services will host the annual Northland Prevention Conference on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Platte Woods United Methodist Church (7310 NW Prairie View Rd., Platte Woods, MO 64151). Registration cost is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. A printable version of the save the date is available here: Rooted in Resilience Save the DateA full flyer will be available soon.

Conference Schedule

8:00-8:30am • Registration and Breakfast
8:30-9:00am • Welcome and Awards
9:00-10:00am • Keynote: Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas “Up on the High-Wire: Cultivating Mental Resiliency to Get us through Tough Times”
10:00-10:15am • Transition to workshops
10:15-11:00am • Workshop Session #1 (same sessions repeated 3x)
11:15-12:00pm • Workshop Session #2
12:00-1:00pm • Lunch
1:00-1:15pm • Transition to workshops
1:15-2:00pm • Workshop Session #3
2:15-3:30pm • Afternoon Summit–Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

Keynote Presentation: 

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and was a recent invited speaker at the White House. Her goal is to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplaces and communities. You can view her full bio here: Bio_Sally_Spencer-Thomas.

Up On the High Wire: Cultivating Mental Resiliency to Get Us through Tough Times: Are we doing enough to invest in mental health and “mental resiliency”? What does it actually mean to be emotionally fit and psychologically hardy? With increasing demands to do more with less and perform with polish, people need coping tools and emotional inoculation to get them through challenges. This keynote looks at the issue of mental wellness and gives participants the tools to help themselves and others sustain a passion for living over the long haul. As a psychologist, mental health advocate, and survivor of her brother’s suicide, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas brings a unique perspective to the topic. From storytelling to discussing the effects of stress on the brain, Sally will help participants know how to stay mentally fit, avoid burnout and remain focused on wellness.

 

Workshop Sessions: COMING SOON!

Resilience Summit: Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas
Are we doing enough to build our mental muscle of resiliency”? What are best practices in developing psychologically hardiness? With increasing demands to do more with less and perform with polish, many people need to develop emotional inoculation to get them through challenges. This workshop looks at the daily workout strategies that build mental fitness and gives participants the tools to help themselves and others sustain a passion for living over the long haul. As a psychologist, mental health advocate, and survivors of her brother’s suicide, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas brings a unique perspective to the topic. From storytelling from lived experience to discussing the effects of stress on the brain, Sally gives participants four key ways to build mental strength, flexibility and endurance: be bold, belong, be well and believe.

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