The Alleghany Highlands Healthy Youth Coalition and Live Well Alleghany Highlands are partnering to host “Let’s Talk Alleghany.”
The campaign will consist of virtual webinars throughout the months of June to September. There will also be “challenges” for the community to participate in to reduce the stigma of mental health challenges and increase awareness of suicide prevention.
The webinars will be hosted by Leading To Change, a nationally awarded training agency.
Eric Rowles, CEO, is an expert on youth culture, substance use prevention and workforce development. He is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker and consultant whom has worked with over 150,000 youth, adults, administrators, professionals, and policy makers within the past 15 years.
The Alleghany Highlands Healthy Youth Coalition and Live Well Alleghany Highlands recognizes the importance of spreading awareness about mental health challenges and suicide prevention, especially during COVID-19.
Look out for their challenges on social media @AHHYC (Facebook and Instagram). Also, sign up for one of the webinars by visiting the AHHYC social media platforms.
Webinars, along with the dates they will be held, include:
• Thursday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., “Game On: Interactive Tools To Create a Dynamic Zoom Experience” via Zoom, Tools to increase remote engagement. Visit Facebook page to register.
• Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. “Ask Eric How To,” open Q&A with presenter via Zoom. Visit Facebook page to register.
For more information, call Chelsea Dunaway at (540) 965-2100, Ext. 118.
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