The Health Committee of the Terre Haute NAACP Branch has invited a panel of speakers to address several mental health issues confronting today’s youth, such as bullying, suicide, and chronic depression. Presentations by local speakers during the monthly NAACP meeting on Monday, 9/17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vigo County Public Library will identify some of the support available in our community for teens, their parents/caregivers, and educators, as well as how to access these services.

Drucella Thomas, Health Committee chair, commented “the information offered by these groups is so valuable for the successful life of our children and their families, given the pressures many face every day. What you learn just might help you assist a troubled teenager.”

Topics to be covered by the presenters: anti-bullying techniques, social media intervention, trauma groups for teens, and suicide intervention.

Panel members: Jaymie Wood from FSA Counseling Center; Christina Crist from Team Mercy; and a Juvenile Officer from Terre Haute Police Department.

Branch President Sylvester Edwards reminds members,” the regular business session follows the program. Reports from Delegates to the National Convention will be presented, and a Nominating Committee will be elected for the biennial Branch election.”