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Friend to Friend
February 7, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Helping those you care about during challenging times
Heart of the Village in partnership with the Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join in this unique, transformative experience.
An evening of discussion and role playing on peer-to-peer support with mental health. Peer-to-peer support is a practice emphasizing the value of support from a friend, reducing the stigma of mental health challenges. Teens and young adults, community members, parents/guardians, and caregivers are welcome.
5:30pm – 6pm: MINI-WELLNESS FAIR/COMMUNITY-BASED AGENCIES
- Student-led trivia with prizes in the lobby.
- Participants can learn about community partners
- FREE Narcan (rescue spray to reverse an opioid overdose) with brief training on its use
6pm – 7pm: PROGRAM
Learn how to support a friend or family member who wants to share their struggles, hear from those who have had challenges with lived experiences, and learn how to access support resources for those you love.
Mark Parker, Peer Program Coordinator, County of Marin
Kristen Law, MA, MCOE Student Wellness Ambassador Program
Meriam Salem, Communications Engagement Manager, National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
Steve Diamond, MA, Director, Marin County Buckelew Programs
Student Wellness Ambassadors and Members of the Youth Action Team for the Suicide Prevention Collaborative for County of Marin: Tawny Strotz, Senior, Redwood HS; Sammie Lee, Junior, Marin Academy; Talia Harter, Senior, San Rafael HS; Jessica Mendieta, Junior, Novato HS