State of Mind Speaker Series – Mental Health Education

Top 5 Resilience Factors (15:21)
Mary Vicario, LPCC-S, founder of Finding Hope Consulting
Mary describes the top 5 resilience factors that help us overcome life’s challenges. 1) Agency (voice & choice), 2) Self-esteem, 3) external support, 4) belonging, and 5) connection with safe adults.
Audience: Caregivers & Educators


Black Youth Mental Health: Barriers to Treatment & Tips for Seeking Help Screen for Mental Health (7:53)
Dr. Angela Scott – Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Dr. Scott talks about mental health in the African American community- specifically among youth.  She addresses the necessity for increased awareness of mental health needs within the community including barriers that may prevent individuals from getting the help they need.  She offers African American youth practical advice on how to seek help and suggests questions to ask a potential counselor or therapist.
Audience: Youth


Social Media and Mental Health (23:31)
Michael Mercier, Founder & President of Screen Education
Join Michael as he discusses statistics around youth screen time and social media use, the reason behind negative online behaviors, the impact social media has on mental health & connectedness, and how we can address these challenges.
Audience: Parents/Caregivers/Educators/Youth


Mind, Body & Spirit: How we are connected and how loss and change affect us (32:10)
Dr. Dan Nelson, MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Medical Director, Child Psychiatry Unit
This enlightening talk will leave you feeling grounded and centered. Part philosophical & part meditative, Dr. Dan Nelson will help you explore the connection between your mind, body, and spirit and explain how loss and change affects all aspects of our being.

Audience: Parents/Caregivers/Educators/Youth


The Role of School Counselors (7:08)
Tanya Ficklin and Becky Junewick, School Counselors for Walnut Hills High School
Tanya and Becky, explain the differences between a school counselor and a guidance counselor. Guidance counselors and school counselors play different roles in the development of students.  Watch this video to learn how school counselors support student mental health to promote success in the school setting.
Audience: Parents/Caregivers/Educators


Fear Cascade (35:02)
Mary Vicario, LPCC-S, founder of Finding Hope Consulting
Mary describes the “fear cascade”. The fear cascade is a model of how our body and mind respond under stress by flocking, fleeing, fighting, freezing, or submitting in either a safe or unsafe manner. Mary invites us to think about the things we do to calm ourselves when under stress and offers tools for finding safe coping strategies.
Audience: Educators


Lethal Means and Suicide Prevention (12:41)
Bijan Ketabchi, MD – Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Learning about lethal means and suicide prevention is an important step to improving the health of our children. In this video, Dr. Bijan Ketabchi discusses suicide and lethal means, explains how to have tough conversations, explores policies that are supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), provides local and national resources to aid in managing pediatric suicide, and describes next steps in preventing pediatric suicide.
Audience: Parents/Caregivers/Educators


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