“In the Blink of an Eye” Forum April 20th

Posted on April 4, 2017

A Conversation About Stress, Anxiety, Alcohol & Drug Use In Our Community

Thursday, April 20th
7:00 p.m.

Montgomery High School
1016 Rt. 601
Skillman, NJ 08558

The evening will consist of a panel discussion, personal stories of hope, key messages from local faith leaders, and an open audience Q &A. This is a free event and open to the entire community.

Doors open to the public at 6:30pm with community faith leaders and over 30 area treatment providers (for both mental health and substance abuse) available to address anything you would like to discuss prior and after the event.
Panel discussion begins at 7:00pm and will include presentations from all of the panel members, along with three “personal stories” from a parent’s perspective and two individuals personally affected by this tragic situation.

Panelists will include:

  • Nancy Gartenberg, Superintendent Montgomery Township School District
  • Captain Thomas Wain, Montgomery Township Police Department
  • Bert Mandelbaum, Chairman Dept. of Pediatrics UMCP & MTSD School Physician
  • Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Experts and Advocates from the Recovery Community
Following these presentations there will be a Q&A session where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.  Questions may be presented in three ways:
  • Prior to the event, submit questions electronically and anonymously thru this Google form
  • Writing questions before & during the discussion and submitting them
  • Stepping up to the provided microphones
At the conclusion of the Q&A session, panel members, faith leaders and treatment providers will be available for further questions & discussion.


Pre-registration appreciated via this Google form, please click here

For more information please visit the event website:  http://www.mtsd.k12.nj.us/blinkOfAnEye

Any questions, please contact:

Christine Grossmann at cgrossmann@mtsd.us

Mary Ellen Foley at mfoley@mtsd.us



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