Watch the replay on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI19lvc2Wvw
This is a recording of a live webinar captured on May 4, 2020, titled “Defusing Teen Stress: Navigating Tough Times and Finding Healing” — addressing the topic of stress, depression, suicide, and other major challenges faced by the youth of today.
Helpful additional resources
- Crisis and Suicide Hotlines:
- In Contra Costa County:
- Call 211
- Or call 1-800-833-2900
- Text HOPE to 20121
- In Contra Costa County:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- National Crisis Text Line: send text to 741741
- Practitioners of Christian Science, ready to help:
- Find a Christian Science Practitioner near you:
- Articles for youth from The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston:
- Get in touch with our panelists:
This event is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pleasant Hill, CA, and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Orinda, CA
About the Speakers
Co-Founder & CEO, BeingwellCA
Graham spent 25 years in the corporate world working with clients such as: University of California, SF Giants and Centers for Medicare / Medicaid, New York. As a trusted advisor to five San Francisco Police Chiefs, he built a reputation for tackling complex issues and delivering simple, thorough solutions. After a tragic loss in his life, Graham left corporate sales and devoted his career to providing students, parents and education professionals with strategies and solutions to address the increasing mental health issues in our communities.
Scott Chavez, M.Div
Outreach and Training Lead at the Contra Costa Crisis Center
Scott Chavez began serving as a crisis line volunteer on the Crisis Center’s 24-hour crisis & suicide hotlines in 2010. He joined the agency’s staff in 2013 and continues to provide crisis counseling, support, & resource information to people in crisis, including those at risk of suicide. In addition, Scott provides trainings in suicide prevention and suicide intervention skills for the agency’s staff and volunteers and throughout Contra Costa County.
Melanie Wahlberg, CS
Christian Science Practitioner & Lecturer
Melanie Wahlberg originally pursued a career as a college mathematics professor, achieving a doctorate in mathematics. She is now a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and travels frequently from her home in Southern California, speaking to audiences about prayer, Christian Science healing, and solving challenges by applying a spiritual perspective. As the mother of three teens, she speaks from practical experience.