Over the past week, we are made even more aware of the need to keep communication open with our children and family. Karen Ranus, the Austin executive director of National Alliance on Mental Illness, is visiting on Tuesday, March 12th from 6p.m-7p.m. at the Meridian Middle School Cafeteria. Her 60 minute presentation not only covers tools for proactively addressing how to talk with our children about mental health issues, but how to respond to current conversations that may arise from our own experiences here at Meridian. Even if you don't have a teenager, we encourage you to attend in order to be more aware of potential areas of concern for your growing child, so that you feel equipped to address issues if they arise. Karen is not only Austin's Mental health Leader and advocate for 2019, she is a mother whose personal story brings home the importance of communicating and understanding current mental health issues.
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