Mayor’s Youth Corps Hosts Free Session on Depression and Suicide Prevention

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Tampa teens, their parents and other interested individuals are invited to attend a FREE educational session on depression and suicide prevention on Wednesday, February 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Barksdale Adult Activity Center, 1801 North Lincoln Avenue in Macfarlane Park.

The session is sponsored by the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, a program of the City of Tampa that allows local teens to develop their leadership skills and have the opportunity to apply them through various service projects and workshops

Three panelists are scheduled to discuss the means of treatment for depression, how to identify the risk factors for suicide and personal experiences with mental illness. Each speaker will give an individual presentation, followed by a facilitated question-and-answer session.

Panelists include: Dan Bramel, a Crisis Center Community Educator, Dr. Maria Aranda, President of the Florida Psychological Association Bay Chapter, and Susannah Robinson, a mother who lost her son to suicide.

For more information, please contact Molly Biebel, Youth Development Coordinator, 813-274-5909, or via email at