Winston-Salem, NC -- Talking about mental health is no longer considered taboo in most households or circles in America.
The debate and discussion around mental health seems to focus on people after they've committed crimes, such as the shootings in Newtown, CT and Aurora, CO.
Tuesday night in Winston-Salem, Mental Health Association in Forsyth County is holding a panel discussion about how we look at the issue.
The focus of the discussion will be about mental health as a public health issue, especially in children, adolescents and young adults.
"I hope that when we all walk away from the panel discussion we all will have a better understanding that mental illness is real, common and focus on action steps needed to improve on the mental health delivery system here in Forsyth County," Andy Hagler, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County said in a news release.
If you're interested in attending, the panel discussion is at 7 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St. near downtown Winston-Salem.