Meridian Mindset: A Mental Health Awareness Event
Monday, May 23, 2022, from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM MT at Meridian City Hall
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) and Mayor’s Senior Advisory Board (MSAB) are teaming up with Connection is the Cure to host
Meridian Mindset—an evening of education, connection, art, and service at
Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian, ID 83642) on Monday, May 23rd, 2022.
The doors will be open by 5:45 PM and the program begins at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers
of Meridian City Hall with a series of presentations by featured speakers whose work—voluntary
or professional—touches on aspects of mental health and suicide prevention.
These speakers are:
Shannon Decker (Executive Director & Co-Founder, The Speedy Foundation)
September Frogley (Co-Founder, Connection Is The Cure)
Gretchen Gudmundsen (Child Clinical Psychologist, St. Luke's)
Shawna Delaney-Saladino (Anti-Bullying Specialist & Founder, Word Warriors)
Tracy Basterrechea (Chief of Police, City Of Meridian)
Following the presentations, attendees are encouraged to visit booths stationed by representatives of
various groups and organizations to learn more about community resources available in our area.
Afterward, MYAC students will lead a chalk art project with attendees in the Meridian City Hall Plaza--
encouraging attendees to cover the concrete with kind, compassionate, and uplifting messages and art.
Attendees may bring basic toiletry items to donate to Connection is the Cure. These items will be packaged
and provided to those in the community who are at the highest risk of mental health distress and suicide.
A collection booth will be near the main entrance of Meridian City Hall.
The following items are requested:
travel-size hand sanitizers
This event is free and open to the public. Those who are unable to attend in person may
watch the livestream of the presentations beginning at 6:00 PM on Monday, May 23rd
by visiting www.meridiancity.org/live. The recording will be available on the
City of Meridian YouTube page following the event.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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