Jessie Fousset to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3

Jessie (she/her) earned her Master’s in Social Justice & Education at University College London and is the Marketing & Events Coordinator at Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. Jessie also recently spoke at the University of Michigan’s Youth Mental Health Peer To Peer Conference with student leaders from Traverse City Central High School and West SeniorContinue reading “Jessie Fousset to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3”

Shandy Longcore to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3

Shandy Longcore grew up in a quaint small town in northwest Lower Michigan, thedaughter of two loving parents who never saw the day coming when she would retreatinto the basement of their home and try to kill herself. She was only 10 at the time. The night before, Shandy had determined that she just wasn’tContinue reading “Shandy Longcore to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3”

Ty Curtis to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3

Ty Curtis LMSW is passionate about helping young people remove the mental and emotional barriers holding them back from leading more successful and fulfilling lives. He is an LMSW practicing in Traverse City since 2007, and in that time has worked with a wide range of people and organizations, with particular focus on mental health/illness,Continue reading “Ty Curtis to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3”

John Boonstra to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3

John Boonstra (he/him) is a local counselor, father, and stereotypical middle-aged Traverse City Man (sports a beard, drives a truck, and claims he enjoys biking while never actually seen biking). John graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in 2001; after graduating from NMC he drove south on 131 to claim his BS degree and then aContinue reading “John Boonstra to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit #3”

Jessie Perez to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit

I was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan on the shores of Bowers Harbor. I grew up living in a bed & breakfast always meeting new and interesting people. I was raised by peace activists and environmentalists that also ate tofu, practiced yoga and put their hearts into protecting the planet. Real hippies. AsContinue reading “Jessie Perez to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit”

Dr. Michael Kern to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit

We Fight is excited to have Dr. Michael Kern speak at our next youth mental health summit on November 1st at the Northwestern Michigan College. Dr. Kern started his career as a certified teacher in New Orleans where he taught 4th and 5th-grade science and high school technical theater. Dr. Kern left teaching and received his Ph.D.Continue reading “Dr. Michael Kern to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit”

Meg Mertaugh-Graber to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit

We Fight is excited to have Megan Mertaugh-Graber speak at our next youth mental health summit on November 1st at the Northwestern Michigan College. Here’s more about Meg in her own words: I was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, on Anishinaabe land known as Northern Michigan to settler colonial people. I am anContinue reading “Meg Mertaugh-Graber to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit”