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Live Like Sam to host a free youth mental health speaker event

PARK CITY, Utah — Live Like Sam will present two speakers who will discuss some of the catalysts of youth mental health issues, the importance of prevention, and the many behaviors within people’s control that improve mental health and well-being.

This event is geared for parents, educators, mental health professionals, teens, and the Summit County and Wasatch County communities. It’s being presented in conjunction with the Summit County Health Department.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Weilenmann School of Discovery, located at 4199 Kilby Road in Park City.

This is a free event; registration is required.

Schedule:
6-6:15 p.m. Refreshments
6:15-7 p.m. Speakers
7-7:30 p.m. Q&A

“Please share this opportunity with those around you. Together, we can continue to build a resilient and supportive community for our youth!” Said Jessica Parker, programs director for Live Like Sam.

Topics will include:

  • The prevalence of poor mental health in Summit County and some of the catalysts of the mental health issues facing youth.
  • The importance of prevention to promote mental health in youth.
  • The many behaviors within our control we can practice that improve mental health and well-being.
  • The importance of pursuing happiness and its impact on mental health.
  • Thrive: A well-being and life skills program launched in partnership between Webewell and Live Like Sam.

Speakers will include Dr. Carol Diener and Alexander Becraft.

Diener is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist, forensic psychologist, and attorney, who has over thirty years of clinical experience. Diener received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, as well as a J.D. in law, from the University of Illinois, where she served as a faculty member in clinical psychology for 26 years. Diener is on the Board of Directors of Webewell, and is one of the authors of Webewell’s core curriculum.

Becraft is the Founder and CEO of Webewell, a researcher at the University of Utah, and has a background working in clinical mental health settings. Webewell delivers evidence-based skills from positive and clinical psychology to youth grades 6-12 and adults, through app and web technology and psychoeducation peer support groups. Becraft designs and implements the group psychoeducation programs of Thrive and Webewell.

 

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