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Rogers works to reduce stigma in our communities

04/18/18 05:48:pm

flyer.jpgTalking stress and anxiety at youth music program

Sue McKenzie, Rogers InHealth program director, is a featured speaker at An Evening of Music and Conversation for Teens event on May 3 that will discuss coping with stress and anxiety.

She will be joined onstage by moderator Katrina Cravy, speaker, coach, author, and former Milwaukee-area TV reporter and anchor; and Hannah Mrozak, a vocalist from Richfield, WI, that was a contestant on American Idol and The Voice.

The event is put on by Gathering on the Green and the Mequon-Thiensville School District and will be held at the James Barr Performing Arts Center at Homestead High School and starts at 7 pm.

Katrina will facilitate a conversation with Sue and Hannah regarding teens and how they can cope with stress and anxiety. The event will also feature a musical performance from Hannah, who lost her brother to suicide several years back and has used her platform to bring more awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. Heather Hodorowski, manager of experiential therapy at Rogers–Brown Deer, will also attend the event and serve as a resource for parents and students to ask questions and engage with. Registration is required and the event will be free and open to all teenage students or parents. Learn more and find registration info here.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect film screeningPowerful film screening planned for Mental Health Month

Rogers is also a sponsor for Milwaukee-area screenings of Suicide: The Ripple Effect. The documentary tells the story of Kevin Hines, who attempted to take his life at 19 by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin is now on a mission to help others stay alive and find recovery by telling his story.

The film will be played on May 1 from 7 to 9 pm (Oriental Theater, Milwaukee), May 9 from noon to 2 pm (Marcus North Shore Theater, Mequon), and on May 16 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm (Marcus Ridge Cinema, New Berlin).

Following the screening will be a panel discussion and Q&A. Proceeds from the event will support local suicide prevention efforts. Tickets for the event can be purchased here: Rogersbh.org/STRE

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