LTE – Jim Laskin – 8-23-2017

“Mental Health and Addiction in Our County” presentation to be held September 14

You may have heard about the opioid crisis in America, but in fact opioids addiction is only part of a far bigger crisis. In our own St. Croix county, the causes of preventable death are as follows: #1 Suicide, #2 Overdose, #3 falls related to alcohol and at #4 car accidents. It’s worth noting that not long ago, car accidents were number one. Something has gone very wrong in America and our county.

[emember_protected] On Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. St. Croix County medical examiner Patty Schachtner will speak on the topic of “Mental health and addiction in our county”. She will be talking about both the degree of our problem, as she encounters it and how we can start to tackle it. It’s a topic that affects us all, one way or another.

When: Thursday September 14th. Free food and social hour at 6:00 p.m., Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Chalet at Badlands Snow Park, 772 Kinney Road, Hudson, WI.

Directions: I-94 to Highway 12 exit north, to Badlands Road east, to Kinney Road south, entrance on west side of road.

Sponsored by the St. Croix county Democrats as a community service.

Submitted by Jim Laskin
Glenwood City, WI [/emember_protected]