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Join Bridge Lunch Break discussion on youth mental health in Michigan

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Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us Tuesday, August 31 for the latest in our monthly Bridge Lunch Break series. This time around, we’ll be discussing issues related to youth mental health. The dialogue will include a description of the state of youth mental health services in Michigan as well as potential solutions for improving the availability of mental health care for youth and their families.

We’ll be joined by Zakia Alavi, staff psychiatrist at LifeWays Community Mental Health in Jackson, Kevin Fischer, executive director of National Alliance on Mental Illness, Michigan Chapter and Tim Michling, research associate - Health Affairs at the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. This hour-long discussion will be moderated by Bridge health reporter Robin Erb from 12 to 1 p.m. 

Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our guest speakers. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch, and join us for this interesting and interactive discussion.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions have centered on racial equity in Michigan, the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education, high water levels in the Great Lakes, the November election, readers’ COVID-19-related questions, Bridge’s coverage plans for 2021, coronavirus vaccine distribution, openness in Michigan government, COVID-19’s impact on higher education, the status of Michigan’s redistricting process,  Michigan’s recent labor pipeline struggles and the impact of climate change in our state.

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How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.

To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video below. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today. Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series.

We look forward to talking with you on August 31.

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