Rockdale UGA Extension to host B.E.A.M.S. teen mental health awareness event

March 5, 20202min1300
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The Rockdale County UGA Extension Office, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners and Rockdale County Public Schools, is hosting the Teen B.E.A.M.S. event on March 12, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive S.W., Conyers.

The mini conference for 6ththrough 12thgraders focuses on mental health awareness, resilience, coping strategies, and self-care. The evening will consist of a free dinner, interactive breakout sessions, door prizes, and a keynote speaker discussing their story of hope, healing, and overcoming adversity. There will be mental health professionals on site to meet with any youths who choose to speak with them. Youths can choose two breakout sessions from a menu of options.

B.E.A.M.S. (Building Education Around Mental Services) offers mental health support to teens and is an opportunity for them to learn how to take care of themselves and their friends, build healthy habits, raise mental health awareness, and connect with caring adults trained to help.

For planning purposes, class supplies and food for dinner, all interested parties must register at

For more information, contact MaryBeth Hornbeck at Marybeth.hornbeck@uga.eduat 770-278-7360.

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