Embrace Mental Health Awareness Month with Inspiring Programming from SXSW EDU 2023
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when the global community comes together to shed light on the importance of mental wellbeing. Throughout May, we embark on a collective journey to initiate open conversations, challenge stereotypes, and prioritize mental wellness for ourselves and those around us.
Recognizing that students and teachers face unique challenges, SXSW EDU aims to foster conversations addressing mental health concerns and providing valuable assistance. This year's programming continues to spotlight mental health and aims to equip the community with the knowledge and tools necessary to prioritize mental wellbeing and create supportive environments.
2023 Mental Health Programming:
- Keynote: Safer Schools: Students, Educators, & Mental Health One Year After Uvalde
- Disrupting Radicalization & Violence Through Belonging
- Are Smartphones the Next Teen Addiction Crisis?
- Exercising Emotions: Why SEL Must Be Physical
- What Is Educators' Role in Student Mental Health?
- On Our Minds: Teen Mental Health & Wellness
- The Case for Death Education in High Schools
- Featured Session: Ratchetdemic Street Scholars: A New Direction to Healing in Education
- Ending the Opioid Crisis with Schools
- Work Appropriate: Your Workplace Is Not Your Family
In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, let us embrace empathy, compassion, and the courage to have difficult conversations. Together, we can break down the barriers surrounding mental health, nurture supportive communities, and pave the way for a brighter, more resilient future.
If you, or someone you know, are seeking information about mental health, feel free to explore and share these resources:
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mental Health America
- Black Emotional And Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
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