November 21 | MENTAL HEALTH DAYS IN SCHOOLS: It’s Now the Law

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Bullying. Suicide. School safety. Climate Change. Today’s students are grappling with a variety of issues that can lead to depression and anxiety.

To that end, lawmakers in Oregon recently recognized the importance of the mental health of their students by enacting a law giving students five mental health days in a three-month period. Past generations have dealt with a variety of issues that lead to depression and anxiety, so what’s different today and how does this new mandate affect our local schools?

What resources are available in our community to help teens and young adults who are struggling, and what is being done for all youth to help them be more resilient? What can we as parents, friends, and community members do to help our kids grow into strong and happy adults?

Join City Club in this important and timely conversation about youth in our community.


Erin RookDiversity Coordinator at OSU-Cascades, a Project Facilitator for Better Together’s LGBTQ+ School Success workgroup, and a founding partner and DEI consultant with Allyship in Action.


Sean Reinhart, MS Lindsey Overstreet, LCSW Angelina Montoya, MD Erin Rook

Extended Q&A: We will continue the conversation directly following the forum with an extended 30 minute Q&A with the speakers for those who wish to stay.

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$25 members / $45 non-members. Plated lunch is included.

Registration closes at noon on Monday, November 18.

Registration fees must be paid in advance of the forum.


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