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Cyberbullying, drugs and mental illness focus of annual conference in Sammamish

Youth Eastside Services

Depression. Drug abuse. Suicide. They’re topics that few people find pleasant or easy to discuss. But these were the focus of the first State of Mind conference of 2017, held Feb. 4 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish.

The conference series, now in its fourth year, is put on by Swedish Medical Center Issaquah, the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Healthy Youth Initiative, the Issaquah School District PTSA and the city of Issaquah’s Youth Advisory Board. The panels shed light on critical issues affecting today’s youth, such as mental illness, conflicts with peers both online and in person, pressures to succeed and the effects of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. Read more in the Issaquah Reporter.

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