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MTAC Town Hall Discussion: You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

4.13.22TownHallDiscussionPressReleasePixParents and residents are invited to Massapequa Takes Action Coalition’s (MTAC) VIRTUAL Town Hall discussion on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. regarding what matters most in protecting our youth’s mental health. 

According to The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Protecting Youth Mental Health, mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real and widespread. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health challenges were the leading cause of disability and poor life outcomes in young people, with up to 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the U.S. having a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder. Since the pandemic began, rates of psychological distress among young people, including symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders, have increased. 

MTAC’s Virtual Town Hall discussion, led by Kathleen Coletta, LCSW-R, looks to identify the keys to developing and maintaining optimum mental health for both parents and children with a focus on understanding the strong connection of parental mental health to our children’s mental health.  Kathleen Coletta is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with YES Community Counseling Center having over fourteen years clinical experience working with individuals, families and groups. To register for MTAC’s VIRTUAL Town Hall Discussion, go to

For  more information about MTAC’s prevention efforts, go to their website, Like MTAC on Facebook or contact Cathy Samuels, MTAC Program Director at (516) 799-3203 x131 or  


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