You’re Invited: Are we winning (or losing) the battle on teenage mental health?

As the Minnesota Public Health Association‘s policy forum series continues to explore the challenges and conditions surrounding the health of our children, our attention this month will turn to mental health. With a range of threats include bullying, risky behaviors, suicide, self-image issues, and more, young people today are facing a bevy of challenges extending far beyond homework. Join the conversation to consider what we can do to create an environment that supports young Minnesotans in reaching their goals – be they a positive self-image or an A+ on their next assignment.

UPCOMING MPHA EVENT: MPHA Policy Forum – Friday March 23rd, 2012

SAVE THE DATE

What Plagues our Children?

Our 2011‐2012 policy forum series explores topics related to the health of our children. At this forum panelists and participants will explore the mental health of our teenagers. Topics points will include issues related to suicide, bullying, social image and the intersection between the pressures created by today’s teen culture and mental health.

Ellen Benavides, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health, will moderate the forum. Please plan on joining MPHA colleagues and friends as we explore:

Are we winning (or losing) the battle on

teenage mental health?

March 23, 2012 7:30-9:00am

Minnesota Department of Health

Snelling Office Park

1645 Energy Park Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Directions: http://www.health.state.mn.us/about/sop.html

A breakfast of locally produced and organic foods will begin at 7:00am. The cost of the forum is $8 for MPHA members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students. There is plenty of free parking and time for networking.

Please register at www.mpha.net. Walk-ins are always welcome.

General questions about MPHA can be directed to info@mpha.net

Questions about the Policy Forum series can be directed to Lindsey Fabian, fabian@umn.edu.

If you have a question about your membership status, please send an email to membership@mpha.net and we can check for you.

Send all newsletter items and Communications feedback to: communications@mpha.net

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