Mesquite, TX – September 10, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Series on September 14 at 7 p.m. The focus is on a variety of mental health issues in association with National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Join the webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83513804268 or phone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592. The Webinar ID is: 835 1380 4268
The free forum will feature panelists:
- Shirley Weddle is a long time Mesquite resident who after losing her only child Matthew to suicide in 2014 became a community liaison and Mental/Brain Health and Suicide Prevention awareness advocate.
- Domingo Rodriguez is a 20-year retired Navy Veteran and is the Military Veteran Peer Network - Peer Service Coordinator for Metrocare Services of Dallas County and reaches out to the community to teach about Military Culture, Suicide Prevention, Moral Injury, Trauma Affected Veterans.
- Skylar Woods-Nunley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Coordinator for the Mental Health Ministry at the St. Luke " Community" United Methodist Church located in the East Dallas area, whose priority is twofold which includes eliminating the stigma attached to seeking mental health services and promoting mental wellness.
- Sharon Kim is the Executive Director at Mustard Seed Generation, a faith-based nonprofit organization that exists to spark dialogue around mental health in the Korean American community and she leads bilingual and bicultural workshops and conferences for Korean American parents, students, and community leaders.