school mental health symposium 5.9.17

Making Mental Health Connections/Navigating College Mental Health Services​

Tuesday, May 9th, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Fremd High School, 1000 S. Quentin Road, Palatine

Transition Action Network for Mental Health:  A Partnership of Schools and Community Agencies Addressing the Needs of Transitioning Young Adults

This event is designed to give families an opportunity to gather information on college mental health. Join us for an informative and interactive event to raise awareness, explore common challenges, and share resources to smooth the transition from high school to college for students with mental health issues. The night will include presentations from leading professionals in the field and the opportunity to ask questions and participate in small group discussions to explore challenges and resources.

Join us as we explore these topics and more:

  • ​Information on the mental health resources of colleges

  • Coping and executive function skills needed for the increased independence of college classes

  • Considerations and implications related to  independent/supported living

  • Legal and medical issues

  • Choosing the right college environment

  • How to best utilize your high school transition resources

A snack will be provided Courtesy  of Eli's Cheesecake

Panel Presenters:

  • ​High School Perspective:  Paula Hill, Township High School D211 Guidance Counselor/College & Career Counseling

  • College Perspective:  Brooke Ruxton, Executive Director of Northern Illinois University Counseling and Consultation Services

  • Independent Living/Supported Living:  Jason Wynkoop, Executive Director of Edge Learning

  • Medical Perspective:  David Schreiber, M.D., Executive Director and Founder of Compass Health Center

  • Legal Perspective:  ​Mary “Micki” Moran, J.D., Founding Partner of The Child & Family Law Center of the North Shore, LTD

Goal of the Evening:  To help students with mental health needs and their families plan for and navigate college


6:15- 7:30     Panel Presentation - auditorium

7:30-8:00      Panel Q&A - auditorium

8:00-8:30      Networking & Consultation - breakout rooms

Downloadable pdf of the presentation:  

TANMH Navigating College Mental Health Services PPT (1).pdf