The City of Palmdale will host a Mental Health Virtual Town Hall via Zoom on Monday, July 27 at 10 am to provide an opportunity for residents to gain valuable tools for coping with mental health concerns, and a chance to lean on the support provided by those with knowledge and experience in the field.
The panel will feature experts in the mental health field. Guest speakers will include Jamon Hicks of the firm Douglas/Hicks Attorneys at Law and Dr. Anthony Roeback, a licensed clinician and associate pastor of Victory Outreach.
Among the topics that will be discussed are mental health, suicide prevention, and issues facing foster youth.
Interested persons need to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and note “Mental Health Town Hall” in the subject line. City staff will reply with the details for accessing the Zoom meeting.
“Mental health issues are very real in communities all across the nation, including ours,” said Palmdale’s City Manager J.J. Murphy. “Our virtual town hall is a way that people can get more information and help on how to best address it.”
If anyone is experiencing anxiety, depression or needs to talk to someone immediately, call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24-hour hotline at 800/854-7771, or text LA to 741741.