By Tim Kowols
Three Door County agencies hope parents walk away from their session this Thursday better equipped to talk with children about mental health and other issues. The session, “Teens and Complicated Conversations,” is being co-hosted by the Door County Public Health Department, the Door County Department of Human Services, and the Door County Mental Health Focus Group. Public health nurse Katie VanLaanen says with many misconceptions out there about the issue following the release of the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” and other conversations about the topic with their peers, she hopes the panel and discussion will help parents get the correct information they need for their children.
Former school principal Shirley Senarighi, Center for Suicide Awareness Executive Director Barb Bigalke and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) counselor Brenda Franco will headline the panel discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.