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Thank you for attending
When Life Hands You Teenagers!

More than 300 of you showed up to learn more about the tough issues teens face today. In fact, you made this year's conference the biggest yet!

We hope you enjoyed the speakers and came away with resources and tools to address teen mental wellness in our community. There were many valuable topics covered during the sessions that you may find useful in your school, agency, organization or home.

Links to download presentations and handouts are available below.

Life Lessons: It's About Perspective and Perseverance

Scott Nady
Motivational Speaker
Former Head Football Coach

Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection
of School, Stress and Social Media

Ana Homayoun
Teen and millennial expert, speaker and author of several books, including Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World

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Stepping Into the Chaos: Understanding and
Supporting Grieving Teenagers

Mark Hundley, M.Ed., LPC-S
McKinney Counseling Services


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Eating Disorder Basics: Recognizing Red Flags in Teens

Malak Saddy, RDN, LD
Center for Discovery

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Serving Up Success:
Changing Lives at
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Paige Litterer
Director of Intern Experience
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Kristine Colunga
Café Momentum

Dear Parents: What Your Teen Wants You to Know, but is
Afraid to Tell You

Jennifer Peirson, Ph.D.
McKinney Boyd High School

Transcending Depression:
Better Days Ahead

Julie Hersh
Struck by Living

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Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and help prevent suicide. The Foundation provides mental health education, training and support to more than 21,000 students, educators, parents and professionals annually.

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