Sep 6, 2017
To the Editor:
The start of the new school year is always an exciting time and full of anticipation and hope. It can bring with it concerns by parents and students about how stressful school life is at times. In the context of school, children can face enormous pressure to achieve good grades, to fit-in socially, to avoid incidents of bullying, to make athletic teams and to have a good school year. These concerns can be anxiety-provoking for students and their parents.
In response to these concerns, I will be hosting an informational community forum called “Minding Your Mind” to discuss these and other issues, including suicide. The forum will be led by a licensed social worker who has a great deal of experience in these issues and others.
Our forum will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. It will take place at the Hatboro Community Church, 730 Preston Lane, Hatboro. For additional information, please call my office at 215-674-3755. The public is invited to this free program and no advance registration is needed.
— state Rep. Thomas P. Murt, R-152