**MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings to Host Congressional Roundtable on Youth Mental Health and Suicide in Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 25, 2019 | comments

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will host a Congressional Roundtable addressing youth mental health and suicide in the State of Florida on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Keiser University's Flagship Campus, located at 2600 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach, FL.  Since 2001, suicide and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, have been increasing at alarming rates in youth and teens. This discussion will focus on how the State of Florida addresses these important issues in our schools and communities.  Hastings will also be joined by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL). 

The distinguished panel will include: 

Tom Robinson
Moderator
Council Member, National Public Policy Council
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
 
Michelle Beatty, MEd, SEDNET
Florida Department of Education, School District of Palm Beach County
 
Charlene M. Grecsek, EdD, LMHC, SEDNET
Florida Department of Education, School District of Broward County
 
Mary Claire Mucenic, PhD
Director of Behavioral and Mental Health
School District of Palm Beach County
 
Leslie Harriot-Godfrey, MS
Licensed School Psychologist
School District of Palm Beach County
 
Susan N. Vialpando, LCSW
Supervisor, Family Counseling Program
Student Services Department/Family Counseling, School District of Broward County
 
Allen Mednick
Board Member, SE FL Sip in the Park Event Chair
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
 
Jowharah Sanders
Founder/Executive Director
National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE)
 
David Krasky, PsyS 
Licensed School Psychologist 
 
Dr. Rachel Needle, PsyD 
Licensed Psychologist

Casper Mitchell
Student Ambassador

Makeda Drummond
Student Ambassador

DETAILS:
WHO: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings
WHAT: Congressional Roundtable on Youth Mental Health and Suicide
WHEN: Wednesday, August 28th at 10:00 AM 
WHERE:


Keiser University, West Palm Beach Flagship Campus  
2600 North Military Trail

West Palm Beach, FL 33409
 ROOM LOCATION:   DeVos-Cook Academic Center (DeVos Room #100)


Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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