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2023 Brave Summit HOSTS MORE ThAN 1,000 TEENAGERS

Nearly 1,000 students attended the third annual BRAVE Summit at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Attendees came from throughout the state, coming from as far as Miami. The event, hosted by Flagler Health+, was open to all high school students throughout Florida.

The Summit was part rock concert, part peer-to-peer support system, part education focused on encouraging youth to take charge of their mental health.

“Seeing this many young people participate in this year’s BRAVE Summit is very rewarding,” said Paige Stanton, event organizer from Flagler Health+. “It is our hope that they leave here knowing that there are people who care about their mental health and that there are resources available to help them should they ever need it.”

There was also a separate summit for parents, caregivers, and guardians to provide them with the resources needed for successful, productive conversations about mental health with their teens. There were 50 adults who attended in person, with another 20 participating in the summit via Zoom.

The BRAVE Summit is a centerpiece event of the BRAVE program. BRAVE, which stands for Be Resilient and Voice Emotions (BRAVE), was founded in 2019 and has made significant progress connecting high school teens to mental health resources.

To register for the 2024 BRAVE Summit, please click here.

To register for the parents, caregivers and guardians summit, please click here.

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