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Expert Panel to Discuss Youth Mental Health Crisis in Our Community

Updated: May 11, 2021

Did you know that children and teenagers have far less access to mental health and substance abuse services in Nevada than in most other states? And that Mental Health America ranked Nevada 51st among states in seven categories of youths at risk? Psychological and emotional disturbances, substance abuse disorders, major depressive episodes and  suicide rates are on the rise statewide. Learn what is what is being done to battle this growing issue. 

Join us in this monthly speaker series to learn about critical local issues that impact your quality of life here in the Truckee Meadows.  Each month we will focus on a specific different area of quality of life.  For October, we will take a deeper look at what the obstacles and opportunities we face in ensuring our community children have healthy, supported, and sustainable mental health.

October 28th @ 12 NOON Lunchtime WatchParty on the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow YouTube Channel:

Panelists Include:

Bill Evans, PhD: Professor of Education and Human Development, Extension Specialist for Evaluation and Youth Development, University of Nevada, Reno

Norris Durpree, PhD: Founder of Pursuing Vision, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, School Psychologist, and Marriage and Family Therapist

Katherine Louton: Counselling Coordinator for Washoe County School District

Jacquelyn Kleinedler: Program Director for The Children’s Cabinet’s Family and Youth Intervention Department

Joshua Fitzgerald, MD: UNR School of Medicine, Assistant Professor; Fellowship Program Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

This speaker series is made possible by the generous support of Renown Health Wells Fargo Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) City of Reno Government Arts and Cultural Commission OnStrategy CLA and NV Energy

Hosted and Moderated by Erica Mirich, Executive Director of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow

Get informed by attending the Nevada Tomorrow Community Data Exchange. Learn about this free, dynamic, easy to use, one-stop digital resource for access to community quality of life data. You will find up-to-date demographic, education, environmental, economic, health, social determinant and equity data that highlights trends, challenges and opportunities in our Nevada communities; hundreds of maps, tables and figures, and, promising practices. 

We hope to see you there!

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