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Strong Minds and Happy Hearts

January 31, 2017
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Mental and emotional wellness is important for the success of our students. Nationally, one in five children experience a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. With this in mind, SAISD has invited Clarity Child Guidance Center and One in Five Minds to organize a mental health training for SAISD parents and community members at the Highlands High School campus on Wednesday, February 8th.

Created by One in Five Minds and supported by Clarity Child Guidance Center, the Strong Minds and Happy Hearts program educates parents, provides healthcare resources and helps start the conversation about children’s mental and emotional wellness. This free program is open to any community member in San Antonio and surrounding areas interested in attending. Strong Minds and Happy Hearts is a two-and-a-half-hour long program, which includes a light meal and an agenda filled with talks by subject matter experts and breakout sessions. Childcare is provided.

Many times, parents and community members hesitate to speak up or ask the important questions about mental illness because of stigma. One mother expressed, “When you have children or a child with mental illness, you feel like nobody understands…you go home to your house, and you tell everybody that everything is okay, and you lie. You’re ashamed because you think nobody else can be going through this. But the truth is there are so many families that go through this every day.” She continued, “Once they educate themselves and see other moms and dads are dealing with it, it’s so helpful.”

Please join us at Highlands High School for the next Strong Minds and Happy Hearts event on Wednesday, February 8th. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

To register online, please click here.

This is your opportunity to ask important questions about children’s mental health and visit with the numerous Bexar County resources that provide help for children experiencing mental illness.

If you have any questions about registration or the event, please contact Whitney Ball at (210) 593-2148 or email whitney.ball@claritycgc.org.

For hope and healing,

The One in Five Minds Team

The One in Five Minds campaign, sponsored by Clarity Child Guidance Center, was created not only to raise awareness about mental illness, but also to break down stigma. One in Five Minds’ goal is that no one will be afraid to speak about mental illness and that all children in Bexar County who need treatment will be able to access it, regardless of their ability to pay.

This is event is sponsored by Community First Health Plans.
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