FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office will host the Shining a Light on Mental Health Conference on Sept. 7.
This free, all-day mental health conference is open to Fort Bend County residents. Children 13 years of age and older are encouraged to attend with their parents.
“We need to have a serious discussion in this country about America’s mental health,” says Sheriff Troy Nehls. “Every day in our county and country we are seeing the devastating effects of mental illness. It affects not only the individual but their family, friends, community, and law enforcement.”
The line-up of speakers consists of mental health experts from across the region and country. They will address topics such as intervention, treatment, suicide, drugs and school trends, bullying, dementia and Alzheimer.
Keynote speaker, Kevin Hines, will share his story of hope, healing, and recovery after he attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
The conference will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond, Texas.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
To attend, register online at https://www.fbcsoshines.com/.