Horizon Health Services Presents: A Virtual Speakers Bureau

Education and awareness play a vital role in what Horizon does and we are looking forward to working with you and providing the necessary presentations and resources to those in our community. Across every industry, field and background, employers, schools and our community as a whole have an incredible opportunity to enhance the quality of life of employees, community members and their families and loved ones by educating around mental health and addiction.

FREE Upcoming Community Wide Trainings with Horizon

Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain – September 30th, 2021

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Speaker: Erin Parr-Horlings CASAC, Advanced Practice Clinician
September 30th 2021
9am AND 7pm

Free of charge

The legal age of cannabis consumption is now 21. What do parents, teachers, and adolescents need to know about the impact of cannabis use on the developing brain? Which youth are most at risk for developing a cannabis use disorder or experiencing the emergence of mental health disorders in connection with cannabis use? This presentation will review current research on the effects of cannabis use during critical periods of brain development ( ages 15 – 24 ). Commonly held weed “myths” about the perceived safety of cannabis will be demystified. Lastly, solutions and strategies will be offered to parents and other concerned loved ones on how to talk to youth about the risks and benefits of cannabis.

We can customize any of these discussions to fit the time provided to us.

Mental Health Awareness Topics

  • Understanding Depression & Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
    (could be a separate presentation)
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Mindfulness as a Healing Model for Mental Health
  • Anger Management
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Well-Being In The Time of COVID
  • Working with Veterans to Overcome Mental Health and Addiction
  • Practical Applications of Therapy
    Focused for those who are dealing with life’s ups and downs, stressful work environment but seldom ask for help or think about therapy. Seeking help is okay and there are a number of levels of treatment and resources available depending on what the need is.
  • Suicide Prevention
    • Discussion of signs and symptoms to look for in addition to assisting employees in conversations following those who may have been impacted by suicide.
    • Grief & Loss

Addiction Awareness Topics

    • Understanding Substance Use
      (Alcohol and Opiates: signs and symptoms)
    • The Stigma of Treatment
    • Family Education and Involvement:
      How to support your loved one, connecting with resources and continued education
    • Treatment:
      What does that look like?


Topics would be a presentation on the understanding and explanation of each, in addition to the available resources and take-a-ways

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