Youth Mental Health Resources Night set for Oct. 11

A free event that promotes a community of caring while providing mental health support, education and resources to Fayetteville-Manlius School District students and caregivers will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at F-M High School.

Featuring interactive activities, educational sessions and presentations led by community resource group representatives, Youth Mental Health Resources Night is open to all F-M students, parents and guardians. 

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and meet-and-greet opportunities with community organizations.  F-M Superintendent of Schools Craig J. Tice will present welcoming remarks at 6 p.m. in the school’s House 1 gymnasium. 

During the event, attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about school and community wellness and mental health resources, and can attend three educational concurrent sessions, which will include:

  • Overview of the Mental Health Services Available at F-M
    Presented by: F-M’s full-time mental health educator, William DeSantis (Contact Community Services)
  • Youth Substance Abuse and its Connection to Mental Health
    Presented by: Prevention Network representatives
  • Information about Community Resources, including 315-251-0600 Contact Hotline, 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, 211 Health and Human Service Referral Line.
    Presented by: Kristine Knutson (Contact Community Services)

F-M High School students will facilitate age-appropriate activities for children who attend the event.

Attendees should use the House 1 entrance of F-M High School, which is located at 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius, at the single point of entry. 

Please contact William DeSantis with any questions about the event.