Stronger Together

Julie Slivka, family peer support specialist with Maryland Coalition of Families, talks about ways to support families of loved ones with substance abuse issues in the Stronger Together Chesapeake Bay Live Video Series.

EASTON — APG Media of Chesapeake is pleased to announce the Stronger Together Chesapeake Bay Live Video Series. University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the presenting sponsor of this vital and relevant speaker series.

The video series “Substance Use Prevention during a Pandemic” launches at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. The video can be accessed at cheasapeakebaylive.com. The first speaker, Julie Slivka, family peer support specialist with Maryland Coalition of Families, will share actionable steps for supporting families of loved ones with substance use issues. The second video in the series airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Katie Dilley, executive director for Mid-Shore Behavioral Health, will present a segment for individuals facing substance use that covers wellness, and access to help.

Talbot, Kent, Caroline, Dorchester and Queen Anne’s Goes Purple county leaders are partnering to share the video series across the five-county, Mid-Shore area. Links will be made available on these various county websites after the exclusive premier.

Alli Miles, certified peer support specialist at Talbot County Health Department, and Chuckie Mooney each share Inspiring and poignant recovery stories that will also be streamed during both Thursday evening segments. After the live stream, the material will still be available for viewing on demand.

Other supporting sponsors for the video series include, R. W. Baird, Easton Utilities, Talbot County Public Schools, E.D Supply and Dairy Queen.

The October video series will be focused on suicide prevention and is titled, “No Matter What, You Matter.” Beth Anne Langrell, CEO, and Lesa Lee, chief clinical officer, both with For All Seasons Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center, will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, key information for supporting your child’s mental health through uncertain times. Langrell and Lee also will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, a segment on the connections between suicide, depression and anxiety.

Watch each video premiere at www.chesapeakebaylive.com and sign up to receive notifications to view these exclusive interviews. Contact information for video series, Betsy Griffin, bgriffin@chespub.com or 443-239 0307.

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