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Fulton County Schools to hold forum on youth mental health issues

The Fulton County Schools’ South/Central Wellness Collaborative is hosting a community forum to increase awareness of the mental health needs of youth, according to a press release. Parents and teens are invited to, “When Love is Not Enough: Know When to Seek Help,” an in-depth conversation about mental health concerns families may face 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Tri-Cities High School, 2575 Harris St., East Point.

Participants will learn how to recognize the signs of mental health conditions and how to partner with schools and community agencies to address concerns. Panelists include Dr. Sherry Blake (Ask Dr. Sherry); Dr. Sultan Simms of WellCare, Inc.; Dr. Veda Johnson of Emory University School of Medicine; LaTrina Foster with the Fulton County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; and Candace Ford with Fulton County Schools’ Counseling, Psychological and Social Work Services.

During the forum, community health vendors will be on site, including the Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health Van. The event is free but participants are asked to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-love-is-not-enough-know-when-to-seek-help-tickets-43759714484.

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