When:                                                Thursday, May 9, 2019                              12:00 PM to 7:45 PM PDT

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High Desert Church
14545 Hook Blvd.
VIctorville, CA 92394

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Dr. Ernelyn Navarro, DM, LCSW 
St. Joseph Health, St. Mary 
(760) 946-4241 

High Desert Mental Health Summit 2019: Pathways to Hope - Cultivating Resilience         

The purpose of the High Desert Mental Health Summit is to convene and create a community of key stakeholders, advocates, service providers, leaders and community members who are catalyst for change. 

The aim is to work together on collective actions to address the challenges, enhance existing services and programs, and explore opportunities.   

SUMMIT OBJECTIVES:  By the end of this 2019 Summit, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide updates on county and local data on mental/behavioral health in the High Desert and San Bernardino County.
  2. Provide a foundation for understanding resiliency.
  3. Create awareness of relevant mental health issues.
  4. Provide opportunity for networking and collaboration for service providers and community members in the High Desert.


12:00     Registration/Check-in and Resource Fair (Refreshments will be served)

1:00        Opening / Welcome

1:15        Keynote: “Wounded Healers: Help for the Helpers”

2:00        San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Update: Children & Youth

2:30        Crisis Response & Services in the High Desert

3:00        Break

3:15        Workshops: Select 1 break-out session:

A.      Substance Abuse: Mental Health and Addiction
B.      Spirituality and Mental Health
C.      Support Groups: How to Select, Start & Sustain
D.      Suicide: Signs and Support

4:30        Keynote: “It’s a Family Affair: Struggle is Contagious”

5:00        Resource Fair, Networking and Dinner

6:00        Keynote: “Resurrecting Hope, Removing Stigma”

7:45        Closing Remark

Keynote Speakers:  Dr. Mike Marino, PhD; Pastor David Mandani, LCSW, and Joseph Robinson, LCSW

Presenters: Pastor Tim Wheeler, April Poynor, Rick Klotz, Dr. John Benson, MD; Curt Emick, Mary Earhart, Pastor Mike Roberts, Rev., Richard Ross, Ahlam Axelrod, Evonne Tirado, April Dillow, Barbara Redding, Marie Ballew

Exhibitors (partial list):  San Bernardino County Behavioral Health, St. John of God Health Care Services, Genesis Counseling Services, IEHP, Kaiser Permanente, VA, Victor Community Services, NAMI-Inland Valley, Community Health Association Inland Southern Region, Valley Star Crisis Walk-In Clinic, Each Mind Matters

Event Hosts: High Desert Church and St. Joseph Health, St. Mary


Full Day (12:00 - 7:45 pm: Afternoon Workshops, Dinner, Resource Fair & Evening Keynote, 4.5 CEUs) = $20

Partial Day (5:00 - 7:45 pm: Resource Fair, Dinner and Evening Keynote, 2 CEUs) = $10