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Please see the information below regarding an upcoming presentation sponsored by the Westford Parent Connection.  

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Break The Stigma Of Mental Illness – New Night
Would you know if your child is depressed? Or anxious? Have you or anyone you know ever contemplated suicide? It would be nearly impossible to find someone today who has not been affected by mental illness in some way. Even if you don’t struggle with it yourself, you are bound to know someone who does. Join the Westford Parent Connection Wednesday, January 25, 2017 for an eye-opening presentation, Understanding And Living With Depression And Anxiety. The talk will be given by Sue Hanly, RN, NCSN, Dianne Walsh, LICSW, and Caroline Hanly, MS. Sue and Dianne run a mental health support group in Westford, and they – along with Sue’s daughter Caroline – have addressed the public many times. Despite how prevalent depression and anxiety are, most of us are afraid to talk about it. And that can make the situation worse.
Understanding And Living With Depression And Anxiety will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Stony Brook Middle School. Due to the snow day for Westford Public Schools, the event has been moved to Wednesday evening. The event is free and open to the public, and is appropriate for parents, teens, teachers, and anyone else who works with children and young adults. Sue, Dianne, and Caroline have a wealth of information to share, both from a professional standpoint and from their own personal lives. They are very knowledgeable and compassionate, and completely unflappable in terms of talking about mental illness. The more we know, the better equipped we will be to help the young people in our lives. For more information, contact Mary Anne Seraphin at or go to

Kevin LaCoste
Col. Robinson Elementary School
Twitter: @WPSRobinsonElem

Col. John Robinson School    60 Concord Road, Westford, MA 01886    Tel: (978) 692-5586    Fax: (978) 589-0968

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