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Effects of change on children's mental health

The Trinity Presbyterian Church Mental Health and Wellness Committee will host Dr. Raja M. David on Monday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. as he discusses children's mental health in his presentation "The Impact of Life Changes and Knowing When to Access Professional Help."

"We are very excited to bring someone of Dr. David's caliber to Woodbury," said Dee Lindblom, Trinity's pastoral care coordinator. "This is an opportunity for our congregation and the public at large to gain important insight into the real challenges children face when their lives are turned upside down by unexpected change."

David, a licensed psychologist, received his doctorate in psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2003 and currently serves as supervisor of the Child Outpatient team at Human Services, Inc., Oakdale.

Established in 2006, Trinity's Mental Health and Wellness Committee provides educational opportunities, information and resources for those seeking assistance with issues of mental health and overall wellbeing.

The committee holds free and open meetings on the fourth Monday of every month at Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 2125 Tower Drive in Woodbury. "Our committee focuses on mental health concerns affecting people of all ages, while doing what we can to break through the profound stigmas attached to issues of mental illness," Lindblom said. "Trinity is committed to opening its doors and inviting the general public to attend our free monthly program."

Individuals interested in learning more about the presentation, or the church's Mental Health and Wellness Committee, should contact Dee Lindblom at the church office, (651) 738-0045.