A Call for Hope - a community conversation about mental health and wellness

Please join Family Service of Lake County and The City of Highland Park for "A Call for Hope: A Community Conversation about Mental Health and Wellness" at 6:30 p.m.on Thursday, March 7, at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park. All are welcome to join us at this free event to hear from local professionals as they discuss mental health and wellness from the perspective of their work within our communities. 

Moderator: Alison Leipsiger, Senior Associate Legislative Director, State Innovation Exchange, NASW IL Board of Directors

Panelists: Debbie Hege, LCSW, Director of Counseling, Family Service of Lake County; Cynthia Plazas, PhD, LPC, Police Social Services Worker, HP Police; Alesia Margetis, Counseling Department Chair, Highland Park High School; Marcella Bicoff, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, Adolescent/Young Adult PHP and IOP, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Sam Johnson-Maurello, MBA, LCPC, RDDP; Associate Director, Clinical Operations,Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center; Julie Morrison, Illinois State Senator, 29th District; Chair, Human Services Committee; Vice Chair, Public Health Committee

Following our panelists’ comments, there will be a facilitated discussion and questions from the audience.