Youth Behavioral Health & Well-Being Forum

May 1, 2018  8am - 1pm GreyStone Auditorium



8:00am     Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00am     LRJ Foundation Presentation

10:30am   Announce Partners In Education Ambassadors Program

                    Announce Compass Well-Being Assessment Program

                    Release Focus Group Report

11:00am    Youth Panel

12:00pm   Break

12:15pm    Community Panel (Lunch & Learn)

1:00pm     END

3:00pm     Yoga Class for Employees & Members (Optional)



Stomp The Stigma (STS) was launched in 2017 to promote a Behavioral Health Month Initiative in Douglas County, Georgia.  The series drew state-wide recognition and revealed that there is great demand for increasing stress and trauma-related disorder awareness among students, school teachers/administrators, families, and loved ones. 

STS is committed to promoting behavioral health and well-being awareness for our nation's most vulnerable children, their classmates, families and loved ones.  Research indicates that youth often experience biological, psychological, and social trauma that place them at risk of well-being challenges, including depression, anxiety, bullying, abuse, and more. To address this need, STS has formed the Behavioral Health & Well-Being Collective Impact Model to meet the emerging needs of our county's most vulnerable youth.

As such, a full 2018 calendar of events and promotions across Metro-Atlanta has been planned, with the support of Title Sponsor, GreyStone Power, to further the mission to reduce/eliminate the stigma across the full behavioral health and well-being ecosystem.  The calendar includes a series of workshops, education, and wellness activities to rally local schools, businesses, governments, foundations, philanthropies and families around this national crisis. 

In addition to the 2017 Behavioral Health Month Series, HLN Global Marketing has produced events and promoted the mission of wellness for such companies as Nike, McDonald’s, Verizon, ExxonMobil and the United Way over the past 25 years.  Led by Mark Lawrence, a graduate of The Wharton School and Cornell University, HLN Global Marketing is committed to battling our community challenges with well-being just as it has successfully marketed for some of America’s most recognizable companies – with a sound branding strategy that works for all partners.