On Saturday, Madison's James Clemens High School will host an educational event titled 'Stand Up Against Stigma.' The gathering of experts and resources is meant to help families of children that may be struggling with mental health issues. Partners in the effort include Alabama 2-1-1, the Madison City Disability Advocacy Board, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Nova Center, and United Way of Madison County. Alabama Representative Mike Ball is to deliver a keynote address, including some observations from his family's experience with mental health concerns. Breakout sessions are also to be held, with topics to include proactive communication between families and schools.
Stand Up Against Stigma - Saturday, February 13th, 8:30 to 11:30 AM - James Clemens High School
Madison City Schools' Special Education Coordinator Jacqueline Wilson-Bradley spoke with our Shane Scott. You can stream or download their conversation here.