Fountain Hills Cares

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Fountain Hills Cares is a Town sponsored community presentation of essential topics for the benefit of Fountain Hills residents.

Social Media and Mental Health Issues

A special program for teens and parents

Thursday, April 20
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Community Center
13001 N. La Montana Drive

Lack of sleep, FOMO – fear of missing out, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. These are just a few of the symptoms many users of social media platforms are experiencing. And no wonder, according to the Pew Research Center, 81% of teens in the U.S. use social media, putting a large population at an increased risk of feeling anxious, depressed, or ill over social media use.

The Town of Fountain Hills is proud to present this Fountain Hills Cares program featuring experts on how social media platforms affect youth and how parents can stay in touch with their children.

Fountain Hills Cares is a free community event. Specialists in mental health will present important information and answer questions.

Please RSVP for this free event.

Presenters include:

Katey McPherson, the Director of Professional Development for Bark for Schools, an artificial intelligence app that protects over 5 million children using personal and school-issued devices.

Shelly Mowery left AZFamily Channel 3, where she was the executive producer for evening newscasts, to join Maricopa County Attorney's Office to create another essential program, Drug-Free Arizona, a substance abuse prevention and education organization.

Christina Coleman is an Arizona State University professor whose work focuses on using mindfulness as an intervention for mental health. Her expertise is also in youth and mental health.

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The Town of Fountain Hills is honored to partner with these organizations for this special Fountain Hills Cares event.
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The Fountain Hills Coalition is sponsoring a $500 cash prize raffle open to all attendees. Must be present to win.

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Oct. 30, 2021 - Fountain Hills Cares topics included Race Relations in Fountain Hills, The Rise of Fentanyl, Mental Health and Suicide Awareness, and the issue of Homelessness in our Community. Experts in these fields presented at this event. Presentation PowerPoints (PDF)

April 21, 2022 - Fountain Hills Cares' topic focused on dementia and the caregivers who make a difference in the lives of those living with the disease. Presentation (PDF) by Nydia Montijo, MPH Community Outreach Coordinator for Foundation for Senior Living.

October 20, 2022 - Fountain Hills Cares featured Col. Wanda Wright Director of Arizona Department of Veteran Affairs, and Michael Welch, Interim Medical Center Director of VA Phoenix Health Care. (Arizona Department of Veteran Services website) (VA website)

AZDVA Presentation (PDF) Presented by Col. (Ret) Wanda Wright

VA Presentation Presented by Michael Welch