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Youth mental health forum in Ansonia

Youth mental health forum in Ansonia

The Greater Valley Substance Abuse Action council will host a forum entitled “Mental, Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Young People” onApril 5 at 6:30 pm at the Ansonia High School Auditorium.

Guest speaker, Dennis Embry, president of the PAXIS Institute, will discuss the mental, emotional and behavioral epidemic that touches one out of two young people by age 18, with lifetime effects for every Connecticut family and community. Learn how Connecticut can be the first state to launch a public health prevention strategy to protect all children.

For more information, call 203-736-8566.

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