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  • Let’s Talk About It: A Community Conversation about Mental Health

    Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6 PM

    Join State Representative Michael Day and Dr. Kenneth Mitchell of the Department of Mental Health, for agency presentations on children and family services, substance use and addiction. Consumer experiences will be shared along with updates on access to emergency services, recovery resources and advocacy groups. Open to the public, this informative program is free of charge. A light meal is provided. For additional inquiry, contact Health Minister Kathleen Zagata at Kathleenzag@gmail.com or 781 729-9180 ext:106.


    6:00 – 6:15 

    Gathering and Resources, Networking, Resource Tables and Photo Voice Exhibit


    6:15 – 6:45 

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Representative Michael S. Day, Stoneham/ Winchester State Representative and Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, Department of Mental Health, Northeast Area Medical Director


    6:45 -7:45 

    Agency Presentations

    • Mental Health Family Services: Janet Hodges, NAMI, The Edinburg Center
    • Children’s Services: Kim Blakeslee, The Edinburg Center
    • Patti Sullivan, LMHC, Wayside
    • Family and Young Adult Presentation: Marjorie and Sofia Sprague
    • Substance Use Disorder/Addiction Issues:  Carolyn Lennon, Advocates
    • Accessing Emergency Services: John De Ronk, Advocates



    Q&A, Wrap-Up

    For additional inquiry, contact Kathleen Zagata, FCC Health Ministry,  781 729-9180 ext 106