Join the conversation on mental health in your neighborhood Aug. 11

Posted by One in Five Minds on Jul 23, 2015 9:12:00 AM

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One in Five Minds is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Children’s Mental Health throughout San Antonio. The first one will be held August 11 at Stevens High School from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendance is free and a light meal will be served to those who register by August 5.

Why should parents attend?

As many as one in five children experience mental, emotional or behavioral problems, including ADHD, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder, among others. For these children, they are not just trying to get attention.

According to a UTHealth research study, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of Texas children ages 10-14 during the time period of 2004 to 2010. And it was the second most common reason for the hospitalization of Texas adolescents ages 15-17.

Other studies have concluded that teens who experience mental illness are less likely to complete high school or college or find high-paying jobs. And they are twice as likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.

But there is hope.

Join us for the first in our Community Conversation series to learn the warning signs, how to find help, how to work with your school and what to do about substance abuse:

Tuesday, August 11
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stevens High School Cafeteria
600 North Ellison Drive
San Antonio, Texas

Can’t make it? Live too far away? Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our email newsletter to learn about future Community Conversations in the coming weeks and months. We encourage families to attend the Community Conversation closest to them.

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Topics: Advocacy

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