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2018-05-15 / Arts & Entertainment

Walton CSD to Present Mental Health Night

May is Mental Health Month, and the Walton Central School District (WCS) will host an event in conjunction with that on Wednesday, May 16.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

After an introduction, Orpheus Theatre will present a live skit.

Orpheus Theatre has partnered with the Mental Health Association to bring an evening of though-provoking theatrical production about issues that face kids and families. Through the performance, and moderation with experienced panelists, Orpheus will present an evening of education, mental health awareness, resources, and an opportunity to connect with experts in the area to ask questions and get answers.

Actors affiliated with Orpheus and under the direction of Sarah Lynn Serafin, will lead the dramatic presentation and that will lead to discussion about cyberbullying and social media, peer pressure, depression and isolation, resiliency, and how to handle real issues that our children face every day.

Following the skit, there will be a debriefing and a panel discussion with questions from the audience. Members of the panel will include people from local mental health agencies, a WCS student, and other community leaders.

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