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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

FREE CONFERENCE: BREAKING THE SILENCE ON MENTAL WELLNESS

Breaking the Silence

FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH & SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH 
STARTS AT 8AM

Temple University School of Medicine
3500 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140

TWO FULL DAYS ** OVER 100 WORKSHOPS ** EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ** LICENSED PROFESSIONALS ON-SITE ** COMPLETELY FREE *** CEU CREDITS

FIND OUT MORE: www.senatorhughes.com/bts or call 215.879.7777

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IN THE NEWS

Breaking the Silence: Free mental health symposium at Temple

Jenice Armstrong, Daily News Columnist | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Even if her fashion line was in deep financial trouble, to the outside world it seemed that L'Wren Scott had everything: a personal estate worth $9 million, a rock-star boyfriend, fame.

But who knows what demons Mick Jagger's girlfriend struggled with before hanging herself with a black silk scarf on a doorknob inside her posh New York City apartment last month? In hindsight, you'd think someone - Jagger maybe - would have sensed just how despondent Scott had become.

"She didn't just wake up that day and say, 'I'm going to kill myself,' " said Marcella Daniels, an organizer of a free mental-health conference that starts Friday called "Breaking the Silence on Mental Wellness: Real Talk. Real Help. Real Solutions."

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Is exercise one of the missing links to mental wellness?

April 2, 2014 | Philly.com

The positive effects of working out extend far beyond the gym. As you might have guessed, physicians, researchers and mental-health practitioners have long discovered the positive relationship between exercise and mental health.

More than a decade ago, researchers at Duke University released a groundbreaking study demonstrating that 30 minutes of brisk exercise three times a week is just as effective as drug therapy in relieving the symptoms of major depression in the short term, and also that continued exercise reduces the chances of the depression returning.

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PA Senator Vincent Hughes Makes Mental Health a Priority

Mar 12, 2014 | By Tonya Pendleton | BlackAmericaWeb.com

Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes is known by Philadelphians as a hands-on legislator with an active community agenda. As part of that agenda, the West Philadelphia native has been a major part of raising awareness for HIV/AIDS along with his wife, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and for sponsoring events that deal with finances and assistance for the elderly.

Hughes is also very passionate about mental health. This year, he will hold his fifth mental health symposium, ‘Breaking The Silence’ at Temple University’s medical school on April 4th and 5th. Here’s why Hughes feels that mental health is particularly important in the African-American community. » Continue Reading



You can find out more specifics about the Breaking the Silence: A Summit on Mental Wellness and provide your feedback on my website at senatorhughes.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).

Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

www.senatorhughes.com

  DISTRICT OFFICE
4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778
HARRISBURG OFFICE
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
 
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