City to host Community Dialogue meeting on mental health issues

The City of Huntington Prevention Task Force has planned an upcoming Community Dialogue titled “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” to take place on Monday, Jan. 14. The dialogue will be held at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 w. park Drive, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of the Community Dialogues on Diversity series is to bring people together around topics that affect the community and to hear different thoughts and opinions in order to understand one another more fully in diversity and disagreement. These conversations align with and put into action the Huntington City Council mission statement which reads that Huntington will be “a community of civility and inclusion, where diversity is honored and differences are respected.”

There will be a panel of Huntington Community mental health and medical professionals. The panelists include Matt Pflieger, Cardinal Family Medicine; Tanner Babb, Huntington University; Hillary Vaught, Wabash Friends Counseling Center; and Richard Ruhrold, Bowen Center. The audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions which will be submitted to the facilitator during the event. Resources will also be available to anyone with questions about resources available in Huntington County.

Quarterly dialogues are being held throughout 2019 and that information will be available at the dialogue. The first hour will be the panel discussion and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be a small-group discussion time for those interested.

These dialogues are free and open to the public. For questions or more information, call Victory Noll Center at 200-1740.