Sunday 16 Jun 2019


Mental Health Forum To Discuss Youth Suicide Prevention

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and teenagers are often especially susceptible to suicidal thoughts.

Emily Peacock is the President of the Mental Health Association.

She says the mental health event will have an emphasis on teens.

Michael Headen with Simplicity Counseling in Goldsboro will be one of the panelists during the event.

He says many teens struggle with depression and suicide, especially in the State of North Carolina.

Headen says parents need to pay attention to their kids. and any changes in their behavior

Headen says one of the most under-reported groups that suffer from depression and suicide is African-Americans, and he’s seeing these problems amongst the student population in area schools.

The Mental Health Association and Eastpointe hold the Forum on Teen Suicide at 6:30 PM this Tuesday, May 21, in Room 101 of the Walnut Building at Wayne Community College.

The event is free and open to the public.

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