LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will focus on educating students, parents and guardians on the important factors impacting the mental health of students and increasing awareness of community resources available to help students and their families with mental health concerns. During the week of December 4, 2017, through December 8, 2017, counselors in all three high schools will coordinate education sessions for students who wish to attend providing information on coping with stress, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention and developing mediation skills. Students who participate in the sessions will be eligible for a door prize for their attendance and participation.

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650, SMCPS will host Mr. Greg Reuse presenting a community forum “Talk Saves Lives”. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including local experts to whom parents can ask questions and learn about the prevention efforts that are taking place within the county and school system.

If you would like additional information about the presentation, contact the Department of Safety and Security at 301-475-5511, extension 32235.

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