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Young People's Mental Health: Community Conversation

Interested in helping teens and young adults in your community? Join the Community Conversation on July 1 to learn how to recognize the warning signs of mental illness and what actions you can take to help.

DSHS is working with local organizers to conduct Community Conversations around the state focused on teen and young adult mental health. The purpose of these forums will be to spark community dialogue about mental health and substance use, reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness, and explore the steps that families, schools and communities can take to improve mental health and remove barriers to treatment, particularly among teens and young adults.

The audience will include teen and young adult support systems such as educators, health professionals, and parents, as well as young people themselves. All members of the community who have a stake or interest in the welfare of teens and young adults are encouraged to attend. Mental illness and substance use often strike early. Half of all mental health issues start by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24. The good news is that recovery is possible.

Registration is free and open to all community members. registration is encouraged but not required:

Event details:
July 1, 11:00 – 1:30 p.m.
United Way, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007

Come and share your experiences, concerns, ideas, and hopes for the future.

Learn more and register today at

Questions? Email Rev. Dr. Robert Gilmore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .