Let’s Talk: A Discussion About Mental Health and Addiction Sponsored by Delaware United

Filed in Delaware by on October 19, 2016

Delaware United is sponsoring a meeting to discuss the correlation between Mental Health and Addiction, with some discussion of strategies to help. This looks like a very interesting and on point discussion, especially as multiple groups and agencies are working to address the needs around both. Here’s the details:

This will be a meeting hosted by Delaware United to expand the discussion about the correlation between Mental Health and Addiction, and what we can do to help in Delaware.

Our list of guests speakers include:
Trinidad Navarro, Democratic Candidate for Insurance Commissioner
Matthew Meyer, Democratic Candidate for County Executive
Dave Humes, Board Member atTAcK addiction
Denise Bowers, Candidate for Senate District 5

This will be a forum style meeting, where speakers will get to answer questions about mental health and addiction in Delaware, and discuss different positions and ideas that they have for the future.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 25th at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the panel will begin discussion promptly at 7:00 pm. There are a limited number of seats, so admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available for free at https://www.eventbrite.com/, where attendees can search “Let’s Talk Addiction” and it will be the first event.

We need to come together and figure out what we can do, through legislation, public education, and/or medical treatment and intervention to help tear down the stigma around mental health and addiction, and push forward the idea that addiction is a mental health issue, not a criminal issue. Furthermore, we need our representatives to do everything they can to ensure that this becomes accepted and implemented by direct policy changes in our state. That is the overall affect that we hope comes out of this conversation, and what our group will continue to push for on this particular front. We know that we cannot do this alone, but this state is all of ours and that’s why our motto remains: “Let’s Do This Together.”

Please RSVP to attend

Feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested in this. Tickets are free, but the space is filling up fast.

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  1. pandora says:

    Thanks for the heads up!