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Teen Committee to host mental health workshop

The Claremont Teen Committee wants to make mental health a casual conversation. On Thursday, March 19, the committee will present a screening of the PG-13 rated film It’s Kind of a Funny Story at Claremont’s Youth Activities Center (YAC). Stressed by adolescence, 16-year-old Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health clinic. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he must spend his mandated five-day stay with adults. One of them, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), quickly becomes his mentor and protege, while Craig finds himself drawn to a fellow teen, Noelle (Emma Roberts), who just may be the cure he needs to forget an unrequited crush.

Following the screening, Tri-City Mental Health Center will provide a panel of health professionals and people who’ve overcome mental health disorders who will share stories, offer advice and answer questions. Snacks will also be provided. The Mental Health Awareness event is scheduled from 4 to 7p.m. at Claremont YAC, located at 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. For more information, contact Katie at (909) 399-5360.

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