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Department of State Health Services Launches New Campaign

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The Department of State Health Services launched a new campaign on Monday.

It's called "Speak Your Mind" and their goal is to address mental health problems in young adults.

A community conversation was held in Odessa on Monday to get the word out about the campaign.

"The entire campaign is centered around the youth and their ability to recognize issues, seek help and hopefully, not go into the chronic stage of mental health issues which could result in very bad outcomes like chronic drug abuse, even suicide," Dr. Mary Anderson with the Department of State Health Service, said.

Several local leaders, mental health professionals and people who have experienced living with mental illness came out to speak about the issue.

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