15th Yankton Area Mental Wellness Conference set for June 5-6

This year marks the 15th year for the Area Mental Wellness Conference held June 5-6 in Yankton. Register before May 20 to attend the gathering at Mount Marty College to hear from national, regional and local experts in their various fields.

Integration of Care with Laura Galbreath, from SAMHS-HRSA Center in Washington, DC, bullying by Gary Namie, and safe dating by Michael Domitrz head the list of timely topics addressed at the conference.

A special open to the public event, “Can I Kiss You?” by Michael Domitrz is Wednesday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at Mount Marty College Cyber Cafe.

Teachers, sons, daughters, parents, coaches, youth directors, singles, grandparents – all are invited to join this “unique journey he shares exploring what most of us have been taught is the “right way” to date verses the approach everyone needs to make dating more fun and safer at the same time.

No need to make reservations. It will take about one hour of your time. And, of course, he will be sharing more information during the Thursday sessions at the conference.

The mentioned speakers and their information are a very important part of the conference; however, there is much more: Books Are Fun will be set up, sponsors will have tables of available information/material, networking is a constant occurrence, the high school mental health career class will display posters, food will be served, Continued Education Units will be earned as well as college credit, silent auction items will be available for the shoppers, plus awards will be given.

More information is available at www.yamwi.org.

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