An estimated 1 in 5 Americans will experience mental health issues in any given year. Teens and young adults are often the ones most susceptible, with 75 percent of mental health issues and substance use beginning before the age of 24 and half before the age of 14.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. is hosting a Community Conversation with Shelby and San Augustine county-area community leaders as part of the state’s Speak Your Mind Texas campaign to generate discussion and counter misconceptions about mental health and substance use issues.
The town hall-style meeting is one of several being held around Texas this fall and winter. Nearly 2,900 attendees have participated in similar meetings across the state in the past two years. Mental health issues can strike anyone at any time, but teens and young adults are particularly vulnerable.
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, 6-8pm
WHERE: Pineywoods Family Outreach Center
255 Haley Avenue
Center, Texas 75935
WHO: The public is invited to attend