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The Developing Healthy Kids Campaign was founded in Rockford Public Schools in 2011 to support mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

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Featured Events

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ANGST
Anxiety Is Treatable

January 28, 2020 – 6:30-8:00 pm

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the average age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Due to increased societal pressures and access to technology, anxiety is commonplace in our students, families, and in the workplace. As a result, IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. Everyone involved in the development of “Angst” has a personal experience with anxiety – from the producers to the interviewees. Developing Healthy Kids will hold a special screening to open up a dialogue between our RHS students, families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion.

Appropriate for ages 11 yrs +. Under 11 yrs viewer discretion advised.

OPIOIDS and PAIN KILLERS
What Parents Need to Know
October 9, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 pm

JUDGE LINDA DAVIS presided over her Macomb County Drug Court for over a decade, introducing hundreds of those with addiction into treatment through her efforts. Little did she know she would be faced with a personal journey herself, through a family member’s drug addiction. She is the founder of Families Against Narcotics in Macomb County nearly fifteen years ago in order to provide education, treatment options, and support for families suffering from this disease and shares her story now, educating parents in managing this disease and the pitfalls of opioid prescription treatment for athletic injuries.

 

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach MIKE EMERY is a founding member of the Grand Rapids chapter of FAN and will share his story of hope, as a parent combating this epidemic.

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