Mental Health Speaker Series
The CBHS Counseling Center, with support from community partners, presents an annual speaker series focusing on mental health and well-being of the young men entrusted to our care. We invite you to join us, hear, and learn from these speakers, their experiences, and expertise.
“Strength Isn’t Always Physical”
Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
As co-founder of the Better Universe Foundation and mental wellness advocate for the San Francisco Giants, Drew Robinson seeks to help others not follow in his silent footsteps. We are profoundly honored to have him speak to our families and greater community in September to show that strength is not always physical as he shares his journey from the depths of depression and an attempt to end his life in 2020, the subject of a viral ESPN profile and E60 special. Mr. Robinson will speak to our students the following morning.
“BE A LIFELINE: The Power of Awareness to Change Your Child’s Path”
Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
Abuse prevention expert and best-selling author Ashley Bendiksen shares her remarkable story and expertise to address healthy relationships, personal boundaries, abuse prevention, resilience, and leadership. As a survivor of abuse, trauma, and homelessness, Ashley inspires others to impact change through personal development and agency. Ashley will speak to students during our morning assembly, then families and our greater community that evening.
Dr. Justin Dodson
"Navigating Social Media: Benefits and Boundaries"
Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m.
St. Agnes Academy
An expert on mental health, Dr. Justin Dodson is a native Memphian who has worked with populations ranging from children to professional athletes. His areas of expertise include adolescent and adult mental health, trauma, crisis intervention, and group and family therapies. On Thursday, February 22, Dr. Dodson will share his expertise on maintaining a healthy relationship with social media and how interactions can impact mental well-being. He will speak to students during our morning assembly, then to our families and greater community that evening.
This speaker series is made possible by the generous support of OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERs