Join us at Trees of Hope 2018

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Date: Sat, 04/28/2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Tickets: $50 each

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I have been on the board of Beacon Tree Foundation, advocates for youth mental health, since 2010. We’ve been doing this event since then. And we’ve gotten really good at it.

Our focus is education and access to mental health care. So for those up to age 21, we help pay for psychological evaluations not covered by insurance as well as some treatment. Then we are spearheading a Preventure pilot and partnered with VCU Institute of Drug & Alcohol Studies to run more programs and studies at area schools to introduce personality-targeted life skills training in schools that has been shown to reduce drug and alcohol use in schools by up to 80%.

It kicks off with a cocktail hour We will have youth musical performers, and an opportunity to hear the stories of those we’ve helped.

Your presence at this event would be great support for our programs and youth mental health and suicide prevention. So I hope to see you there.

Keynote Speaker, Brandon Farbstein

Like a seasoned orator, Brandon Farbstein lets audiences into his true self. He is relatable and sincere, with a depth that goes beyond his years.

A TEDxRVA speaker, Brandon allows audiences to see the struggles of someone with a rare form of dwarfism. He has suffered bullying and prejudice and talks openly about these two subjects and his struggles.

A High School who stands 3-foot-8, Farbstein message is: “Don’t let other people dictate the experience you are going to have.”

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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