Local groups team together for Feb. 13 Mental Health Speaker Series


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with Children at Risk and the National Alliance on Mental Illness North Texas will host the educational event “Growing Up in North Texas: Removing the Stigma Around Mental Health” on Wednesday, February 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

The seminar will focus on the policies and programs addressing Mental Health resources for children and their families in the region. This session will bring together community leaders and national experts to discuss initiatives focused on reducing the stigma of mental health treatment and raise awareness of the resources available.

Ciara Dockery, PhD, the director of NFL Life Line, will serve as keynote speaker with an introduction by Timmy Newsome, owner of Newtec Business Solutions, former Dallas Cowboys Player and Children At Risk Advisory Board Chair.

A panel of experts will include Sherry Cusumano, RN, administrative director of community education at Medical City Green Oaks; Dr. Celeste Johnson, vice president of nursing and behavioral health at Parkland Health & Hospital System; and Niki Shah, system vice president, community health at Baylor Scott and White Health. W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC, will serve as moderator.

Cost is $15 and breakfast will be provided.

You can register here.

For information, please contact Jenny Eyer at [email protected] or Chris Wilson at [email protected].