Youth Mental Health Speaker – Feb. 15

Marist School will be hosting national youth mental health advocate Ross Sazbo for a presentation to parents on February 15, at 7pm. 

WHAT: National youth mental health advocate Ross Szabo visits Marist School for a presentation, which is open to the public. Szabo served as director of outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign from 2002-2012, created the first youth mental health speakers’ bureau, and developed an effective high school curriculum called “Behind Happy Faces” to increase help-seeking behavior in teens. Szabo will share his own experience with mental illness in order to educate others about mental health. Szabo’s book, Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health, has been used as common reading at universities across the country. Learn more about Ross Szabo at

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Centennial Center, Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

COST: This event is free, but optional donations will be collected for the Heads Up for Harry Foundation, a local mental health advocacy organization formed by a group of Marist alumni in memory of their late friend, Harrison Willingham, who died by suicide in 2014. The goal of the Heads Up for Harry Foundation is to raise awareness of mental illness in young adults and work to erase the stigma commonly associated with depression and other mental health issues.

RSVP: Please visit to register.