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MCPS and the Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association
(MCSPA) will host a free virtual event October 10–15 to give youth
and families the opportunity to hear from mental health experts on
issues that are important to them. The weeklong expo will feature
daily themes, dynamic speakers and informational videos, as well
as two live events: a Waymaking Special on Student Mental Health,
and a Resource Fair and Q&A session on Saturday, October 15,
2022. Sessions will be available in multiple languages.
Students may earn up to 9 SSL hours for viewing videos, attending virtual workshops, and participating in follow-up advocacy action during the 2022 MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week:
Asynchronously, students may earn up to 5 SSL hours for viewing videos tagged as SSL and participating in advocacy action throughout the week. More
If you are in need of mental health assistance:
988 (talk, chat, or text 24/7)
Review the schedule of video titles to find topics that interest you.
Come back to this web page during mental health week from October 10–15. Once a video is posted, it will remain on the site.
Join the live events on YouTube.
Wed. Oct. 12 Live: Waymaking Special with Students SSL
Sat., Oct. 15 - Live: Mental Health Resource Fair and Q&A Session SSL SSL
Mental health week will feature different mental health themes with videos based on each theme. All videos will become available when mental health week begins. Themes, live events and video topics are listed below.
This event will highlight student perceptions and concerns regarding their own mental health. Videos from members of the Our Minds Matters club with be interspersed with a panel of student leaders discussing their thoughts and experiences related to mental health, as well as answering questions posed by the audience.
Watch the Live Event at 6:30 pm
The Mental Health Resource Fair is the final event of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022! Learn about mental health resources and supports available from MCPS, county agencies and non-profits. Ask questions to these experts during the Q&A Session. Co-sponsored by MCSPA.
Watch the Live Event at 11:30 am
Please Note: Videos eligible for SSL hours are noted on each tab below with the SSL symbol next to the title.
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