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May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mental Wellness Expo 2022

1:00-6:00pm on Thursday, May 5
KVC’s Ball Event Center
21350 W. 153rd St.
Olathe, KS 66061

Presented by:

KVC Health Systems and Legacy Brokers KC - Presenting sponsors of the Mental Wellness Expo 2022 Kansas City

Sponsored by these leaders in health insurance and healthcare:

Mental Wellness Expo 2022 - KVC Health Systems Legacy Brokers KC - Cigna Blue Cross Blue Shield KC Children's Mercy United Healthcare UHC Humana ATA America Allied HealthEZ Olathe Health Allstate Benefits KVC Hospitals Children's Psychiatric Treatment Johnson County Mental Health Center JCMHC Responsive Centers U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Kansas City VA Med Center - ED Care Eating Disorder Care - Cottonwood Springs - Arista Recovery - Simply Be Marriage and Family Therapy - Warriors Ascent - Heartland Behavioral Health

With special thanks to these supporters:

Supporters of the Mental Wellness Expo - KC Cattle Company - Martin City Brewing Company - Nick & Jake's Restaurant - BCCM Construction Group - First Federal Bank of Kansas City

New workplace normal - KVC Health Systems Legacy Brokers Mental Wellness Awareness ExpoCome listen to the panel discussion, visit our solutions space to learn the resources available to you through insurance carriers and local mental wellness providers, taste more than a dozen kinds of chili in our chili cook-off, and enjoy a fun networking reception.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed our workplaces and homes. While we’ve found more flexibility, a new poll shows that Americans are experiencing greater stress than ever before due to the pandemic, money concerns, the war in Ukraine, and increased smartphone and social media use. Depression, anxiety, and suicide rates are rising among both teens and adults. Come listen to the panel discussion centered on addressing the mental wellness challenges we face in our new environment; learn how you can support mental health for yourself, your family, and your employees; and discover what mental health resources are available to help you!

Legacy Brokers and KVC Health Systems are proud to present this event for the business community and general public because mental wellness is essential!

Please join us! This event is for:

-Business leaders who care about their employees’ mental wellness
-School and civic leaders
-Parents and community members
-Mental and primary healthcare providers
-Healthcare insurance carriers and agents
-Veterans and service members


1:00pm Doors open
2:00pm Panel discussion on mental wellness
3:30pm Chili sampling/reception and visit with mental health providers and insurance carriers
5:00 pm Chili cook-off awards

Want a flyer you can use to promote the Mental Wellness Expo? Download this PDF.

Meet Our Experts

We’re honored to welcome the following mental wellness experts and other business and community leaders to our two panels.

Mental Wellness Panel 1 - Mental Wellness Expo - Sarah Soden MD Children's Mercy - Janie Yannacito Johnson County Mental Health Center JCMHC - Tara Walrod Blue Valley Schools - Emily Snow Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City - Kevin Timmons Nick & Jake's Fore the Kids Foundation

Mental Wellness Panel 2 - Mental Wellness Expo - Vishal Adma Responsive Centers - Sara Schlagel KVC Hospitals - Anne Timmons Community Mental Health Advocate - Jessica Dubey Cigna - Dr Abyssinia Washington Tabron KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation

More About the Panelists:

– Sarah Soden, MD, Neurodevelopment Pediatrician and Director of the Genomic Medicine Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital
– Janie Yannacito, LCSCW, Director of Children and Family Services, Johnson County Mental Health
– Tara Walrod, Assistant Principal and National Board-Certified Teacher, Blue Valley School District
– Emily Snow, LMSW, MHSA, Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
– Kevin Timmons, Nick’s Dad, Owner of Nick & Jake’s, Founder & Vice Chairman of the Board of Fore the Kids Foundation
– Dr. Vishal Adma, Psychiatrist and President/CEO of Responsive Centers
– Sara Schlagel, LSCSW, LCSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, KVC Hospitals Children’s Psychiatric Treatment
– Anne Timmons, Community Advocate for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness
– Jessica Dubey, MAAT, LPC, Behavioral Clinical Strategist, Cigna
– Dr. Abyssinia Washington Tabron, Clinical Psychologist, KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation, DEI Leader

Event is FREE to attend in person or online

Advance registration for in-person tickets has closed, but walk-in attendees are still welcome! Doors open at 1pm and the mental health panel discussions begin at 2pm.

When you arrive at the Ball Event Center, you can register as either a FREE attendee (includes the mental wellness panel discussions and the opportunity to learn about 20 organizations in our solutions space) or purchase a $10 wristband which includes two tickets. The wristband lets you sample about 20 kinds of chili from our sponsors/providers during the 4-6pm reception and vote for your favorites. The two tickets can be used beginning at 3:50pm for a beer, wine, soda, or hot dog.

Want to attend online? Please fill out the form below.

ATTIRE: Please note that attire is casual or business casual. We want this to be a friendly conversation among friends and neighbors about mental wellness for our children, families, companies and communities!

Questions? Email Responses may not be possible on the day of the event.


Online Webinar Registration

Sign up for the FREE livestream of the two mental health panel discussions which begin at 2pm Central / 3pm Eastern on Thursday, May 5. After registering, you will receive the Zoom Webinar link to your email.

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May 5
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Ball Event Center
21350 W 153rd St
Olathe, KS 66061
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