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What Is Mental Health?

September 27, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 PM
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September 27 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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On Sept. 27, come learn about basic mental health and wellness, red flags for children and teenagers, and how to better support your child’s emotions.

Mental health is often something that is a common topic seen on Tik Tok and other social media platforms, but what does it really mean to be mentally healthy, particularly for young people?

In this presentation, led by current mental health counselors from Orange County Public Schools’ CHILL (Community Help & Intervention in Life’s Lessons) program, you will learn about the principles of mental health, as well as some practical ways to pursue mental health while leaving room for the individual. It can look different for each person, but there are general mental health principles that are important in each person’s life.

This workshop is ideal for parents guiding their children and teens through an uncertain world and will give you the tools you need to navigate the years to come. You will Mental health is often something that is a common topic seen on Tik Tok and other social media platforms, but what does it really mean to be mentally healthy, particularly for young people?

This program is presented by mental health counselors from the CHILL program and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:  

The CHILL (Community Help & Intervention in Life’s Lessons) program in Orange County Public Schools was founded in 1998 by the Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with the 12 Orange County Public School serving Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville. CHILL provides free, confidential, in-school counseling to students and their families. It is part of a collection of school-based health and wellness services supported by WPHF called the Coordinated Youth Initiative (CYI). Other services include nurses, nurse practitioners in school-based health centers, and healthy school teams.

Laurel Maerz is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, working as a CHILL Counselor at Winter Park Ninth Grade Center and Maitland Middle School. Laurel has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lipscomb University. For the last two years she has worked in school-based settings, and she is passionate about helping young people feel valued and heard while also helping them develop tools to navigate through life’s difficulties.

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