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County to Host Virtual Spring Mental Health Forum May 6

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 12, 2021

The public is invited to attend a virtual mental health forum, Confronting Barriers to Mental Health & Addiction Services, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will focus on equity, isolation, and the digital divide and how they impact mental health, substance use, and services for children. Speakers will address how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted these issues, as well as discuss possible future directions for treatment and recovery services. The event will feature three presentations, followed by a question and answer period with the presenters.

Speakers are Dr. Alan Leshner, former director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse; Elizabeth Guroff, director of Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health; and Donna Keating, Montgomery County Community Engagement and Digital Equity Programs.

The event is free, but registration is required. Participants will receive a link to join the Zoom event upon registration. Individuals who need special aids to attend this event, including sign language interpretation or translation assistance should email Diane Lininger at diane.lininger@montgomerycountymd.gov no later than Tuesday, April 20 to request accommodations.

For more information, contact Diane Lininger at diane.lininger@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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Release ID: 21-226
Media Contact: Mary Anderson