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may 2022

2022tue03may8:30 amtue10:30 amMental Health Matters: Mental Health and Youth8:30 am - 10:30 am The Well - Lakeland, 114 E Parker St, Lakeland, Florida 33801 Event Organized By: Peace River Center

Event Details

The first session of Peace River Center’s Mental Health Matters kicks off with the topic of youth mental health. Our panel of youth mental health experts will dive into the most pressing challenges facing today’s children and teens, as well as ways to build resilience and coping skills.

The panel includes:
Dr. Simon Chamakalayil who specializes in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at Lakeland Regional Health
Tiffani Fritzsche, LMHC, CBHCMS, Children’s Services Director at Peace River Center
Christy Olson, EdD, LMHC, Sr. Coordinator of Mental Health Services for Polk County Public Schools

Attendees will learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), mental illness age of onset, and how behavioral health and mental health challenges compare. The panel will also address suicide prevention and intervention as well as mental health support resources. The session takes place May 3 at 8:30 a.m. at The Well, 114 E Parker St, Lakeland, FL 33801. Breakfast is provided for in-person attendees.

There is also a Zoom option. Those interested can learn more and register at

About Mental Health Matters
Peace River Center is partnering with Polk Vision’s Behavioral Health Committee, to host “Mental Health Matters.” This series of panel discussions are aimed at educating and equipping the community with resources to address mental health issues. A moderator will lead subject-matter experts through key issues and then take audience questions. The sessions are free thanks to sponsors Florida Blue Foundation and Sunshine Health.


(Tuesday) 8:30 am - 10:30 am


The Well - Lakeland

114 E Parker St, Lakeland, Florida 33801