Professionals and parents are welcome to attend a symposium of Oregon’s boldest and brightest leaders involved in youth mental health, held at Providence Portland Medical Center on May 18. Intriguing discussion is in store as speakers and panelists draw upon a their diverse backgrounds in advancing mental health causes.
Hosted by The Flawless Foundation, a champion for mental health among youth in Oregon and beyond, the symposium brings OHSU faculty together with authors and leaders of fellow mental health organizations.
Ross Szabo will share insights he’s gained through discussions with thousands of adolescents, parents, and teachers to answer some of their most common questions about mental health issues for his book Behind Happy Faces; Taking Charge of Your Mental Health.
Erik Kola, an instructor and trainer in OHSU’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, will present an “Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving”.
To round out the event, KINK FM’s Sheila Hamilton will moderate a panel of youth mental health leaders, including The Flawless Foundation founder Janine Francolini and Gina Nikkel, President and CEO of Excellence in Mental Health.
The symposium will be held from 9am-4pm at Providence Portland Medical Center (4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213). Tickets are available now, for $45. Ticket price includes a copy of Ross Szabo's book, Behind Happy Faces. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, registration, or to apply for scholarships, please contact Swindells resource center at (503) 215-2429.