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"Let's Talk Mental Health and Your Teen: What's the Connection to Substance Use?

Location: Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick

Presenters:
Christina Spangler, Southern Maryland Regional Supervisor, Maryland Coalition of Families
Ginger Rosela, Family Peer Support Specialist, Maryland Coalition of Families

Being a teenager can be difficult. Stress, depression and anxiety are just a few of the mental health issues facing teens. Come learn about the importance of mental health in a child’s development and signs that a child is struggling. Leaving mental health issues untreated can lead to negative behaviors, such as substance use. Learn how to provide support and connect with services to keep your child moving in a positive direction. Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with life’s stresses, be productive and make positive contributions to their communities.

The is a FREE event.
Registration is required. Seating is limited. Call 410-535-3733 to register.
Refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA)

For more information about CAASA visit their website at
www.calvertcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=90 or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CAASAmd

The Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) helps families who care for someone with behavioral health needs. Using personal experience as parents, caregivers, youth and other loved ones, we connect, support, and empower Maryland’s families. The staff provide one-to-one support to parents and caregivers of young people with mental health issues and to any loved one who cares for someone with a substance use or gambling issue.

For more information about the Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) visit their website at http://www.mdcoalition.org/