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LakewoodAlive to Host “Depression, Anxiety and Teens” Community Forum on November 13

Distinguished Group of Panelists to Participate in Discussion at Lakewood High School; Public Invited to Attend

The struggle with depression and anxiety is very real for today’s teenagers.  It’s estimated that one in five adolescents from all walks of life will suffer from depression at some point during their teen years.  Thankfully, we as a community have the power to support and encourage our youth by addressing this important societal issue.

Fall 2018 Community Forum FlyerLakewoodAlive will host a community forum – entitled Depression, Anxiety and Teens – Who Cares? A Community Conversation – from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, in the LHS Cafeteria at Lakewood High School (14100 Franklin Boulevard).  This community conversation will offer insightful dialogue regarding how we as Lakewoodites can feel more empowered to support our neighbors, both youths and their parents, who are struggling with depression and/or anxiety.

Both the general public and members of the media are invited to attend this free forum as the community seeks to better understand the complexities surrounding teenage mental health while seeking to remove the stigma often attached to depression and anxiety.  The discussion will delve into warning signs for which we can monitor, best practices for assisting a young person who is suffering from depression and/or anxiety and the multitude of resources available within our community.

Dr. Molly M. Wimbiscus, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic, will oversee a distinguished group of panelists for an informative discussion.  The final 30 minutes will be devoted to panelists fielding questions from the audience.

The panelists participating in this community forum include:

For more information regarding the Depression, Anxiety and Teens – Who Cares? A Community Conversation forum on November 13, please contact LakewoodAlive at 216-521-0655.



An engaged and active citizen is our best asset, and LakewoodAlive works with partners throughout the community to publicly discuss the issues of the day. We regularly host Community Forums designed to provide access to experts and resources within a particular field, as well as engage our Lakewood neighbors in meaningful discussions regarding topics pertinent to our community.

The following resources pertain to past forums LakewoodAlive has hosted.  We hope you find them informative and useful.


Embracing Diversity: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Lakewood

May 2018
Recap Article: LakewoodAlive’s “Embracing Diversity” Community Forum Celebrates Our Differences
Recap Article: Lakewood community members hold ‘Embracing Diversity’ discussion

Additional Resources

City of Lakewood Compass Consulting Services
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio International Community Council
Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission She Collective



What’s Our Plan: A Community Conversation About School Safety

April 2018
Recap Article: More Than 100 Community Members Participate in School Safety Community Forum
Recap Article: Lakewood officials call recent community conversation about school safety a success

Additional Resources

City of Lakewood Educator’s School Safety Network
Lakewood City School District Lakewood Police Department
National Education Association School Safety Initiative



Aging in Place: Wave of the Future

November 2017
Recap Article: Planning Ahead: LakewoodAlive’s Community Forum Ponders Future of Aging Population

Additional Resources

Aging in Place Resource Guide Enterprise Community Partners
Lakewood Division of Aging LSC Service Corp.
National Aging in Place Council Senior Transportation Connection



From Refugee to Neighbor Part 2: Understanding Public Policy and Community Impact

May 2017
Recap Article: LakewoodAlive’s “From Refugee to Neighbor” Community Forum Celebrates Our City’s Diversity

Additional Resources

Building Hope in the City Community West Foundation
City of Lakewood Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland
Cleveland Catholic Charities – Migration and Refugee Services The Refugee Response



The Heroin Epidemic: Understanding Impact and Options

November 2016
Recap Article: 90 Attendees Pack Lakewood Public Library for Community Forum Regarding Heroin Epidemic

Additional Resources

ADAMHS Board Heroin Crisis Hotline Let’s Face Heroin Resource Guide
City of Lakewood Addiction Resources Project DAWN Opioid Overdose Education Program
Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force Rx Drug Drop Box Program
Cuyahoga County Heroin & Fentanyl Data St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Addiction Education



A Deep Dive: Lake Erie Starts at Home

June 2016
Recap Article: LakewoodAlive’s Community Forum Draws Crowd to Discuss Lake Erie



From Refugee to Neighbor: Continuing the Conversation

November 2015



Exploring the Legend: Is Equality Alive in Lakewood

May 2015



Housing: Securing a Second Century

December 2013



Housing: A New Approach for a New Century

May 2012



2010 US Census: What it Means for Lakewood

November 2011



Bailey Building and Beyond: Downtown Development

November 2010