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Mental health focus of panel discussion, Q&A at Northland Library

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 4/11/2018

April 11--A town hall style gathering featuring a panel of experts who will discuss how contemporary life has impacted individual and collective mental health will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 10 at Northland Library in McCandless.

The program titled "I Can Relate to That" will focus on questions such as:

--Does social media create new problems for mental health or is it part of the solution?

--What are the mental health effects in communities that experience increasing extreme weather events and economic stress in a rapidly changing global economy?

--Can focusing on mental health reduce bullying, abuse, crime and gun violence?

--Why does a stigma about seeking treatment for a mental health challenge still exist?

--Are children in the television and computer age missing out on vital social interaction and development?

Retired registered nurse JC Kasten will serve as moderator for the free event, which will include a question and answer session. Sign up online to attend .

The panel of experts is: Katherine Biggs, managing director and counselor for Congruence Counseling; licensed clinical psychologist Amana Carvalho; Mary Beth Mannarino, professor emerita at Chatham University and a clinical psychologist; Edward McGuiness, a board certified counselor specializing in children and family issues; Carol Moran, a nationally certified counselor who focuses on working with adults in transition; and Dr. Jack Rozel, medical director of resolve Crises Services Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic UPMC.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368 or tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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