Breaking the Silence, Changing the Conversation When it comes to mental health, silence can be deadly. Stigma may keep you from seeking help, and the silence that surrounds mental health can make it harder to find support. And if you’re a teen, it can be even harder to talk about what’s going on inside your head. This September, we’re breaking the silence surrounding mental health and teaching the community how to “stand up to stigma.” The free, live webinar features a panel of behavioral health experts from Willowbrooke at Tanner and Carroll County Schools, who will discuss how to: Identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Start the conversation about mental health. Access mental health resources in your community. Reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. The live webinar features a question-and-answer session with the panel, enabling teachers, parents, guardians and others to ask questions. Registration is required, so sign up today. Breaking the Silence, Changing the Conversation Talking about mental health can be tough. But the silence surrounding mental health can make it harder to find support, especially if you're a teen. Learn how to start the conversation from a panel of behavioral health experts from Willowbrooke at Tanner and Carroll County Schools. For immediate help, call Willowbrooke at Tanner’s 24-hour help line at 770-812-9551. Meet the Panelists Keyunda Bailey, RN Willowbrooke at Tanner Keyunda Bailey, RN, is a nurse manager at Willowbrooke at Tanner. An alumna of Villa Rica High School, she earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton and a master’s in clinical nurse leadership from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Heather Ford, MD Willowbrooke Psychiatric Center Dr. Ford completed her residency in psychiatry at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. She earned her medical degree from the Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah and her bachelor’s in chemistry and biology at the University of Georgia in Athens. Michael Lowley, MD Willowbrooke Psychiatric Center Dr. Lowley completed his residency in psychiatry at the Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. He earned his bachelor of medicine and surgery at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London, England, and his bachelor of science in medical sciences with medical history at University College London. Samantha Adams, LAPC Willowbrooke Counseling Center Samantha Adams, LAPC, is an associate professional counselor at Willowbrooke Counseling Center. She earned a bachelor’s in counseling and human services from Point University in West Point, Georgia, and a master’s in clinical mental health coaching from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeremy Shain, LPC, Ph.D. Bay Springs Middle School Jeremy Shain, LPC, Ph.D., is a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor in Georgia. He earned a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in school counseling from the University of West Georgia. He earned an education specialist degree in counselor education from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in counseling from Oregon State University.