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Aspen forum to put spotlight on helping teens

The topic of teen health takes center stage at a forum Monday that comes in the aftermath of a string of traumatic episodes involving youth in the Aspen area.

Organized by Jillian Livingston, “Helping Our Teens Through Family and Community” is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Aspen District Theatre, where an array of speakers will address issues ranging from anxiety and depression to substance abuse.

“Whether it’s addiction to cellphones or whether parents see their kids having a lot of anxiety, I want to let the valley know what is available to all of us and who to go to for what,” said Livingston, founder of Aspen Connect, which puts on numerous community-oriented forums. “We can start there and get directed to whether we need to go outside the valley or whether we can handle the issue within the valley.”

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