Life Fest seeks to normalize mental health

September 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
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Kansas City, MO - Life Fest is all about the importance of mental health, but before you think this is a boring event where people are standing around handing out flyers, think again.

There's lots of fun activities for the whole family and you're able to walk away with tangible resources from professionals, talking about anxiety in kids and the developing brain. Angie Winkler, a licensed councilor and mom of three,  says it's hard as a parent to know what's normal stress in our kids. 

"Our kids are just having to navigate stresses that we didn't have to 10, 15, 20 years ago. Whether it is smart phones or access to what's online," explains Winkler.

She says the goal is to give the parents out there hope. She says parenting is challenging, you're not imagining it, and there are some really good resources out there that can give you support.

According to Winkler, "We're really the first generation of parents, parenting with some of this technology access. So, we're like the guinea pigs, figuring out how to do it." 

The event is rain or shine, Saturday, Sep 21, at Mulberry Lake at The Village of Briarcliff 4151 N Mulberry, Kansas City, Missouri from noon to 6 p.m.

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