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Mental Health Conference at Gadsden State Oct. 21

Gadsden, Ala.— Gadsden State’s Continuing Education Department and Division of Health Sciences is partnering with Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Alabama Area Health Education Centers to sponsor a Mental Health Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Science Building Auditorium on the East Broad Campus.

“This professional development event provides educational training to local health professionals,” said Pam Clough, director of Continuing Education.  “The conference is designed to help communities by providing continuing professional education that meets identified needs and addresses Alabama’s major mental health concerns.” 

Seminar topics include social media and smartphone caution; disability etiquette; substance abuse and resources; stress and the workplace; the Psychology of Happiness; and assisted living and admissions criteria.

The conference fee is $25 for pre-registration or $35 at the door.  Lunch is provided.  Nursing attendees will earn 7.2 continuing education units.  Social workers and nursing home administrators will earn 6.2 CEUs.  

Vendor booths are available for $75.  Participating vendors may set up beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 or 7 a.m. Oct. 21. 

For more information or to register for the conference or as a vendor email Clough at, call 256-549-8462 or visit