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Mental Illness Community Discussion


Please join us for a Community Conversation on Mental Health and Substance Use affecting Teens and Young Adults on Monday, January 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pineywoods Family Outreach Center, 255 Haley Avenue, Center, TX 75935.
Presented by Tri-County Community Action, Inc., this event is a town-hall style forum to encourage dialogue around youth mental health and substance use issues.
 A community initiative of the Texas Health and Human Services' Speak Your Mind Texas public awareness campaign, this Community Conversation is designed to get people talking about mental health issues, reduce negative opinions, and explore the steps that families, schools and communities can take to improve mental health and remove barriers to treatment, particularly among teens and young adults. In the past two years, more than 40 engaging Community Conversation events have been held around the state.
Teens and young adults are encouraged to attend, and schools can publicize the event to students and their parents as well as within the school community. All community members who care about young people - parents, educators, counselors, coaches, law enforcement, business leaders, and health providers - are welcome.
Mental illness and substance use often strike early. Half of all mental health issues start by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24. The good news is that recovery is possible. This Community Conversation will help people recognize the warning signs, what actions to take, and what resources are available.
We encourage you to participate and to help us spread the word! Please share the attached flyer with your organization's contacts. The flyer includes a link to the Center Community Conversation registration site. Registration is encouraged.
Please let me know if you have any questions. To learn more about the campaign, please visit Thank you!


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