San Mateo PAL and Stride for Awareness: Speaker Session for Student Health and Mental Wellness

Speaker Session

San Mateo PAL and Stride for Awareness Speaker Session

SPEAKER SESSION - From Students' Perspectives
Saturday, May 20, 2017 


A look at Student Health and Mental Wellness. How can we change feeling insecure, overwhelmed, and confused, to feeling confident, in control and triumphant?


Rocio Conrnejo, Mental health advocate and Board Member of the San Mateo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission will talk about going through mental illness as a teen and how she dealt with those challenges.  

Nadia Ghaffari, a junior at Los Altos High School with a passion for empowering children and teenagers. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization and the author of a children's book Growing a Brain: A Journey of Resiliency Starting in the Classroom. Nadia was inspired to start a peer movement in order to build a community of compassionate teens and mnenatla health activists who prioritze wellness, after her own experience with aiding in the prevention of a close friends suicide. She will be speaking about wellbeing and hose to incorporate wellness strategies in our daily lives.

Jennifer Leydecker,  a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with youth and families in both school and outpatient settings in the Bay Area. She will talk about how families can build a strong foundation to support its youth as they navigate through the important, and sometimes curvy road, of development.


We are proud to be in sponsorship with A Runner's Mind, Gilead Sciences and Mills-Peninsula Health Services - Thank you for your Happiness Level Sponsorships!

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To learn more about:

San Mateo PAL,

Stride for Awareness,