Mental Health Conference: Across The Lifespan

Presented by Yavapai County Community Health Services

Mental Health Conference


All Day, May 6 to 7, 2024


Conference hosted by Yavapai County Community Health Services held in Prescott. 

Our mental health can change at any time. It is important at every stage of life.

This Conference is for anyone interested in learning about mental health concerns and discovering ways to support those they serve. Breakout sessions will cover the lifespan with three tracks: Youth, General, and Older Adults.

Who: Educators, counselors, healthcare workers, juvenile probation officers, law enforcement, social workers, caregivers, home health workers, activity directors, assisted living facilities staff--anyone interested in mental health.

Join us for two-days of learning, understanding, and making mental health a priority.


The Resilient Life: Reduce Stress and Burnout To Thrive in Work and Life

Dr. Susan Biali Haas is an award-winning medical doctor, internationally recognized for her expertise in mental health, stress management, burnout prevention, and resilience.

She has provided education on these topics to a wide range of organizations including the United States Navy, Google, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, AT&T, and MIT.

In addition to her twenty years of clinical experience in general practice, she also coaches a broad range of clients — from senior executives to physicians and other health professionals — to take control of their mental and physical well-being. Dr. Susan’s popular Psychology Today blog has over 11 million views, and she has been featured in media such as The Today Show, Forbes, BBC World Service, Fast Company,, and others. Her latest book is The Resilient Life: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout, and Strengthen Your Mental and Physical Health.

Ageism: Defining the Challenge and Why We Should Care

Dr. Amanda E. Sokan holds a PhD in Gerontology, and Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky, as well as a law degree (LL.B) from the University of Buckingham, England. Her professional experience includes faculty positions in Gerontology and Health Administration, consultancy work on aging issues, and program evaluation.

She has a broad range of experience in conducting/facilitating workshops for professionals and laypeople on aging related issues.

Dr. Sokan provides consultancy, advocacy and counseling services to individuals (family members and caregivers of persons with dementia) on supportive caregiving. She is currently a member of the Arizona team participating in the CDC/ASTHO Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) lab, tasked with developing a state-wide Lab strategy-and-action plan with a focus on dementia, and dementia caregiving in Arizona. Overall, her focus is on the translation of knowledge and research to improve the aging experience.