Norcross HS to host health fair

NORCROSS -- A fair that offers the chance to learn about the relationship between physical health and mental health is scheduled for next week at Norcross High School.

The Georgia Psychological Association will host the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16. It is free and open to the public.

"It is important for people of metro Atlanta to learn specific strategies to take care of themselves, their families, and friends", said Dr. Angela Londono-McConnell, licensed psychologist and Chair of GPA's Public Education Committee, in a news release.

Londono-McConnell said doctoral-level psychologists would present workshops at the fair on topics such as effective parenting, establishing healthy lifestyles, workplace stress and creating safe and welcoming schools.

Dr. Kip Matthews, an Athens-based licensed psychologist, said there is too often a stigma associated with seeking psychological services, which can create a barrier for many to access help. Fairs like this provide information for those who may be hesitant to seek help, Matthews said.

For more information about the fair, visit www.gapsychology.org/events or call 404-634-6272.