"Losing a generation: Addressing the mental health care crisis and combating the opioid epidemic" will be a televised conversation and community forum to discuss some of the most pressing issues in Columbus County, North Carolina.
Dinner will be served.
This event will follow up on The News Reporter and Scalawag's six part series investigating mental health and addiction care in our community. The first thirty minutes will be a short series of conversations to be broadcast on UNC-TV; afterwards, we'll hold several round table conversations in small groups about how mental health care and the opioid epidemic affect education, policing, and more. We'll discuss potential paths forward and as well as what other important topics The News Reporter and Scalawag need to cover next.
This event is made possible through PEN America's Press Freedom Incentive Fund.