Green Party Leader and his Youth Round Table Organize Youth Wellness and Mental Health Forum

College-Student-Discounts (2)Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, Title: Green Party Leader and his Youth Round Table Organize Youth Wellness and Mental Health Forum

Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and his Youth Round Table are hosting a Youth Wellness and Mental Health Forum at the Cultural Centre in downtown Fredericton on Saturday, November 28th for youth in High School and University.

“We really wanted to create a comfortable space for young people to learn about the mental health supports available to them,” said Katherine Aske, a member of Coon’s roundtable. “And to normalize conversations about mental health and wellness.”

Nearly 1 in 5 people will require mental health services in their lifetime.

“Despite the efforts of so many amazing individuals and organizations in our province, people are not as educated as they need to be on mental health issues, and the stigma is still very real,” said Aske. “The onset of most mental illness occurs before the age of 25, so this issue is particularly important for youth.”

Details of event:
Youth Wellness and Mental Health Forum
Saturday November 28th, 2015
1:00pm- 4:00pm
Cultural Centre Gym, 28 Saunders Street

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