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Mental Health Wellness Festival
March 5 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The School District of Chilton will be holding its first annual Mental Health Wellness Festival on March 5. This will be a learning event with speakers on a variety of mental wellness topics to help the Chilton community live healthy lives.
The event will be held at Chilton High School and will begin at 4:45 p.m. with a free supper. If you plan on attending, please RSVP for the meal at bit.ly/mhfestival2020 by February 26. Families are welcome, and free childcare will be provided during the next portion of the event in which guests can choose from informational sessions on mental health at both 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Among the choices for sessions is “Grief: Understanding the Experience of Loss” presented by Jeanette Potts, who has a master of science degree in leadership with a concentration in grief and bereavement from Marian University and holds an accredited Certification in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Another options is “Stop the Stigma: My Personal Story” presented by Michelle Lewis, a teacher at Clintonville Public Schools. For a full list of session choices, go to bit.ly/mhfestival2020 .
Throughout the event, REACH, Calumet County’s substance misuse prevention coalition, will have a mock bedroom on display. This display provides clues to help determine whether a child might be experimenting with drugs, tobacco or alcohol. Room décor, hidden compartments and items to conceal use are located throughout the room. REACH will also offer free materials for safe medication storage/disposal and refrigerator locks.
Then guests are encouraged to relax and take in a show as Chilton Elementary School will be performing “The Aristocats” at 7:00 p.m. To buy tickets in advance, go to www.englercenter.com.
For those not attending “The Aristocats,” a town hall meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. to discuss mental health in the Chilton community.
“Chilton High School is proud of the efforts we take to provide for our students’ mental wellbeing in school and beyond,” said CHS Principal Shawn Rude. “We are also proud that we can be a part of helping to build positive mental wellbeing in our community. We hope this event will provide a chance for people to connect to resources and have an enjoyable evening in the process.”
Partnering with the school district to make this event a reality are Prevent Suicide Fox Cities and REACH.