Everyone is invited to the 16th Annual Pathways to Wellness Conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 20, at the Fairfax County Government Center.
The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Marshall, co-founder of the locally based nonprofit, ThisIsMyBrave.org. Marshall will lead the way by teaching participants how to “find their brave” and “tell their story.” A resource-rich vendor fair will be available for networking.
During lunch, Fairfax County’s police and sheriff’s departments will talk about their new Diversion First efforts to provide mental health support during crisis situations. Throughout the afternoon there will be workshops on mental health resiliency and wellness for Northern Virginia residents seeking mental health care, as well as the families and friends who love and support them.
This year’s theme, #ThisIsUs: Resources. Resiliency. Recovery, encourages self-acceptance and self-care as one aspect of therapeutic recovery. Anyone looking for mental and physical wellness strategies, or is ready to take the next step on the road to recovery, is invited to attend. Also, professionals are encouraged to attend and earn four Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).
Location: 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA. For more information or to register, visit NovaMentalHealth.org/Conference.