Youth Mental Health is Focus of Community Event

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Each Mind MattersThe Linn County Coalition for Safe and Healthy Communities, along with Area Substance Abuse Council, is hosting “Each Mind Matters” on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10 am to 2 pm, at NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids. The event focuses on educating the public about youth mental health and substance use disorders by sharing real stories and statistics from youth.

Each Mind Matters will include an interactive mobile art display—a large “tree” of colorful handprints. Attendees of all ages will be invited to add their own handprint to show support for local youth mental health. The art showcase will be displayed throughout multiple locations around Linn County in the month of May 2019. Community members are encouraged to take a picture at the event and of the art display, using the hashtag #EachMindMatters on social media.

Youth volunteers at the event will have flashcards stating facts about mental health and suicide and the relationship to substances. Staff from Foundation 2 Crisis Services, Tanager Place, and Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic will be on hand to provide additional resources and their own family-friendly activities.

For more information about Each Mind Matters Event please contact ASAC Prevention Specialist Emily Parker at eparker@asac.us or 319-390-4611 ext. 187.