Striking a Conversation
September 17th Doors open at 5:00pm
Morgridge Commons Meeting & Conference Center
Local Panel Speakers at 6:00pm
Keynote Speaker, Frank King at 7:00pm
Mental Health is a reoccurring topic nationwide and in our county, and needs to be addressed not only for personal healthy living but for a healthier community. But it is a big undertaking. In this year’s Longevity event, “Striking a conversation: Mental Health for All Ages,” the Post Independent — with the help of event sponsors — will be examining issues and solutions for a healthy mind at various different ages through reporting and micro-events. Final topics are not decided, but examples include a mental health story and subsequent event focused on:
- Effects of screen time on youth
- Transitioning for teens to young adults
- Middle Age, finding friends and overcoming depression
- Aging gracefully into retirement
The Longevity event will culminate on Sept. 17 with speaker and comedian Frank King, and ways to strike up conversations about mental health. All ticket sales to King’s event will be donated to non- profits focused on mental health or abuse issues in the Garfield County.
Frank King was a quarter-finalist on “Star Search” — he lost to a puppet. He’s also appeared on A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv,” Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network,” and CNN’s “Business Unusual.” In addition to telling jokes he’s been busy selling jokes. He’s written for Jay Leno, Joan Rivers and Dennis Miller. He’s opened up for Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ron White.
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5:30pm – 7:00pm
Glenwood Spring Library Upstairs Breakout Room
A Q&A: Loneliness, screen time, bullying
These issues, and more, face young kids and their parent. But what to do about it? A Q-and-A session with Oyen Hoffman and Gary Schreiner, of Mountain Family Health Centers, to discuss these issues and more as part of the Longevity series focused on mental health.
Coping with pressure as a young adult
Peer pressure in school. Feeling alone. Decision making as a young adult. First time living on your own. Transitioning from friends and family. Teens and young adults have a lot of pressure and decisions to make. What are some of the pitfalls, what are some signs and what are some solutions? Join Michelle Doll and Jakie Skramstad from Mind Springs Health on Tuesday to discuss these issues and more facing our teens and young adults.
Remapping our Humanity Toward Wellness
Communities across the nation are coming together to address rising mental, behavioral and social health issues. To address these issues in a collaborative and sustainable manner, we will need to coordinate our overall approaches to Remapping our Humanity Toward Wellness. This evening will focus on specific actions that can change how we feel, interact with others and ultimately help change our lives. Great for Personal Growth, Frustrated Families, and Community Wellness Providers as well as Employers who wish to support staff self care.
Finding Joy in the Caregiving Journey
Nadine Roberts Cornish, CSA, founder of The Caregivers’ Guardian and author, of Tears In My Gumbo, The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience will introduce the 5 Steps of Conscious Caregiving she developed to help us understand and avoid the pitfalls one may encounter on the caregiving journey. You’ll learn the essential ingredients needed to overcome the challenges of loneliness, depression and anxiety. You’ll understand that while caring for a loved one is important, the greatest care that you’ll ever give is the gift of self-care. Sooner or later, we are all caregivers, let’s navigate together a path that will bring us greater insight, wisdom and joy as we work through one of life’s greatest challenges.