Free Community Forum on Depression and Suicide Prevention

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Tampa teens, their parents, and other interested individuals are invited to a FREE educational forum on depression and suicide prevention, issues that directly impact our society in the United States and Tampa Bay area. Reach Out: Know the Signs, a dialogue on depression and suicide prevention, will be held on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Barksdale Adult Activity Center, 1801 North Lincoln Avenue in Macfarlane Park.


The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, a program of the City of Tampa that works to allow local teens the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and apply them through various service projects and event workshops, sponsors the forum.


Panelists will provide an in-depth understanding of this complex issue by discussing means of treatment for depression, how to identify risk factors for suicide, and personal experiences with these pressing issues. Each speaker will have an individual presentation, and then the floor will be open to any questions the audience may have for the panelists.


Speakers include The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Ashley Cameron, Psychiatrist Dr. Maulik Trivedi, and teacher Mia Franz. Various community organizations will also be hosting booths to provide additional information.


Reservations for the event are requested by September 13, 2019 and can be made by contacting Molly Biebel, City of Tampa Youth Development Coordinator, at (813) 274-5909, or via email at