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Mental Health Forum

What’s Happening in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:00 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Columbia Public Library
Refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m.

The forum will provide an update for the community on progress in providing mental health services, particularly for children and youth in our county. In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, this event is intended to raise awareness of mental health issues.

A panel of experts will include:

Melissa Armstrong, PhD, MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurological Disorders, Assistant Clinical Professor, Health Psychology;

Christine Corcoran, MSW, LCSW, Putting Kids First Coalition/Children’s Grove, President;

Tim Harlan, JD, National Alliance on Mental Illness/Missouri President;

Susan Perkins, MED, Columbia Public Schools, Coordinator, Elementary Guidance and Counseling; and

Kelly Wallis, JD, BSN, for Boone County Children’s Services Board, County Community Services.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A following their presentations. This event, which is co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library, is free and open to the public.