[COMMUNITY] Mental Health/Substance Use Community Forums

Mental illness and substance use 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.

July 1, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, the Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting state-wide town hall-style forums regarding Speak Your Mind Texas, a mental health public awareness initiative. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs, what actions to take, and what resources are available.

The purpose of these forums will be to spark community dialogue about mental health and substance use, reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness, 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.

This meeting is open to all community members. A Spanish interpreter will be at the event.

For more details contact Rev. Dr. Robert Gilmore at robertgilmore@prodigy.net or 281.546.8168.

Register online for FREE by clicking HERE