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BLS Pinellas Mental Health Symposium

  • May 12, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Empath Health, The Gathering Place - 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater FL 33760


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Sponsored by:

Connecting the Pieces: Tools & Resources
to Support Senior Mental Wellness

Agenda includes:  Speakers, Lunch, Prizes

Speakers & Topics:

Sgt. Joleen Bowman, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Marchman Act vs Baker Act and when are they applied? What is a Purple Alert? What is Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) and how does law enforcement apply it on the job? Why was the PCSO Mental Health Unit created and what is its operational value? What is the new Respond with Care program?

Brittany Miyawa MS/LMHC, Clinical Manager with Largo West Hospital (HCA)
Understand Baker Act requirement and where to go for help if a Baker Act is needed. Where to obtain support for seniors in the community when a Baker Act is not appropriate.

Gregg Laskoski - K9 Partner for Patriots
Understand the effectiveness of service dog training and creating a path forward for veterans struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Learn how veterans train the K9 that becomes their working service dog, how we help them regain self-confidence, and 'reconnect' with spouse & family.

Amanda Marker, LMHC, Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater
Tips, tools and techniques for mental wellness from a clinical point of viewand lived experience.

Sara Krieger, MPH, RDN, CH registered Dietician, Chef, Certified Hypnotist
Learn how to define what “health” is and how we can choose to navigate our options. Understand the solutions combining traditional medicine practices with 'other options' (Positivity of Combining Western Medicine with Holistic Health)

Symposium Fee:
BLS Members - $25
Non-Members - $30

Don’t miss out on the Better Living for Seniors Consortium breakfast. Our special guest speaker, Brianne Brown, will be providing us with suicide watch life-saving tools and language to better speak with our senior veterans. Click here to register for the Consortium breakfast today.”   

We invite you to explore the Consortium & Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities  Click here for Sponsorship Information

“*Net proceeds from BLS Mental Health Awareness Consortium & Symposium will go to K-9 Partners for Patriots, 501c3, designated to help a Pinellas County Senior Veteran suffering from PTSD.”

*Pending Approval


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