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Coalition for Children's Mental Health for Hudson schools searching for members

by Tim Troglen | reporter Published: May 28, 2014 12:00 AM
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Hudson -- Parents are naturally concerned about the physical health and well being of their children. Visits to doctors and healthy nutritional choices are all part of the child's healthy nurturing.

There is another aspect of a child's nurturing the Coalition for Children's Mental Health concentrates on -- it's in the name -- mental health.

CCMH was created to raise awareness of mental health issues among children and adolescents.

And to help raise awareness, the organization is looking for new members to help spread the message.

The three-fold mission of CCMH is to advocate for children's mental health needs in the community and schools, offer support for parents to connect on issues concerning children's mental health issues and educate the community on mental health issues, according to President Carol O'Conner.

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"It's an organization that advocates, educates and supports," O'Conner said.

Some of the events sponsored by CCMH are a poster contest for Mental Wellness Week, a wellness week, an awards banquet and a speakers series on a variety of topics at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

The organization has also been recognized by the Hudson City Schools, allowing communications to be sent though the district information system to parents, she added.

The current terms of the nine person CCMH board, who meet once a month, will expire. The organization is looking for new members as replacements.

"No special talent is needed just ideas, enthusiasm and a commitment to children's mental health," O'Conner said.

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The coalition is also looking for volunteers who can help with a variety of projects as well as teenagers who are interested in helping.

The coalition's next meeting will by June 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at

Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviatt Street. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information visit hudsonccmh.com or send an email to hudsonccmh@gmail.com.

Email: ttroglen@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9435

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