2nd annual STEPS Mental Health Resource Fair.

Saturday, March 7th 2020 12-4pm                                               Lionville Middle School Exton 

Fair Schedule:


12:00-4    Vendor Booths

12:15-1:00   How Suicide affects the Family, Rachel Rondinelli, shares her family’s story (Room C)

12:30-2:00  QPR (Room A)

1:00-1:45   Healing Mental Health: How Parents Can Make Positive Change So Kids Can Thrive

  Holly Copeland (Room B)

1:30-2:00  Story time #1 Kindness Counts, Trouble at School (Room C)  **

2:45-3:15  Story Time #2 Bullying, Do the Right Thing (Room C) **

3:00-3:30.  Yoga/Mindfulness Demonstration, Ana Merritt (Room B)

4:00  Doors close

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Yoga/Mindfulness Demonstration:  Ana Merritt will teach basic moves to help de-stress and re-focus

Healing Mental Health: How Parents Can Make Positive Change So Kids Can Thrive:

Local Clinician, Holly Copeland, will discuss the latest research on adolescent brain development along with effective strategies for strong parent-child relationships. Techniques to reduce anxiety and depression will be offered as well as ways to improve communication with your teen.

How Suicide affects the Family:  Rachel Rondinelli is an open book.  Ask her any questions you may have of her first hand experience with the suicide of her younger sister Rose, and the devestating aftermath. Rachel will talk about the lead up to her sister’s death, the emotional turmoil her family suffers, and the ripple effect culminating in the attempted suicide of her father.  Join her to learn how the family has persevered, and manages to take life day by day. 



** Storytime will feature special guests…The Berenstain Bears!  


FREE QPR Suicide Prevention Training

During Resource Fair Sat March 7th 12:30PM

Lionville Middle School. Sign up at Eventbright by using following link

https://qpr-apathtohope.eventbrite.com

Help Our Cause

We are a small non profit relying solely on donations.  Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to offer guidance and support in accessing Mental Health resources. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Simpson Meadow Retirement Community

Mental Health and how it affects the elderly, how to access available resources

Chester County School Nurse Association Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker, discussed crisis facing our children and adolescents and the story of A Path To Hope and how to access available resources

Mental Health College Prep 101

How to be prepared in sending a child to school with. a known MH issue or if one occurs while away. presented in conjunction with Dr. Leanne Valentine

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3rd annual RINGER RUN 5K THurs 6/19/19

AWESOME COMMUNITY EVENT

 RACE WEBSITE

Additional race information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ringerrun/.

PLACE 121 Byers Rd
Chester Springs, PA US 19425

The 3rd Annual Ringer Run benefits suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

Lots of changes this year so hold on to your seats!  A 5k summer race on a Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in Chester Springs with a virtual race option???  What????  Same purpose, new venue, more fun.

Join us Thursday, June 13 2019 at 7 pm in Chester Springs for a 5k run/walk on the Byers Station Path.  The run follows a scenic but challenging paved path through a bit of woods, wetlands, a tunnel, (even has a covered bridge!) but mostly in a local neighborhood. 

All proceeds support local mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs as well as the Joseph J. Ringhoffer Memorial Fund, which was created in memory of a local fallen friend, and which supports the Penn State Student Affairs Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).  Click here for more information.  

After the race, we expect to have local business participation (restaurants, bars, etc.) so stay tuned for more details.

What’s a Virtual Run? Can't run with us because you live in California, Greenland or Madagascar - but want to support an important cause? No problem - sign up for the virtual race and run anywhere (your spring break, summer vacation, or around your yard 150 times) before the race finishes. Then email your finish photo with a snapshot of your time/distance to virtualringerrunner@gmail.com. We’ll mail your T-Shirt and medal after the race closes.

Race Address:121 Byers Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425 (park at the Pickering Valley Elementary School)

More details to be posted, so save the date!

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A Path To Hope presents: Mental Health College Prep101 January 2020. Information coming soon!

How do I access help away from home?


What types of issues typically occur?


What can I do to prepare my mental health for college?


If I currently see a therapist, what should I do to continue therapy at school?


If I need help, where do I go?


What can I do ahead of time to make the transition easier?


How will I manage medication away from home?