APG Chesapeake launches 'Stronger Together' video series

Julie Slivka, family peer support specialist with the Maryland Coalition of Families, is seen here during filming at The Bay Times office on Kent Island for APG Media of Chesapeake’s new “Stronger Together” video series.

EASTON — APG Media of Chesapeake is pleased to announce the Stronger Together Chesapeake Bay Live Video Series.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the presenting sponsor of this vital and relevant speaker series.

The video series “Substance Use Prevention During a Pandemic” launches at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. The video can be accessed at chesapeakebaylive.com.

The first speaker is Julie Slivka, family peer support specialist with Maryland Coalition of Families. She will share actionable steps for supporting families of loved ones with substance use issues.

The second series airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

Katie Dilley, executive director of Mid Shore Behavioral Health, will present a segment for individuals facing substance use that covers wellness and access to help.

Talbot, Kent, Caroline, Dorchester and Queen Anne’s Goes Purple county leaders are partnering to share the video series across the five-county Mid-Shore area. Links will be made available on these various county websites after the exclusive premier.

Alli Miles, certified peer support specialist at the Talbot County Health Department, and Chuckie Mooney each share inspiring and poignant recovery stories that will also be streamed during both Thursday evening segments.

After the livestream, the material will still be available for viewing on demand.

Other supporting sponsors for the video series include, R. W. Baird, Easton Utilities, Talbot County Public Schools, E.D Supply, Konsyl Pharmaceuticals and Dairy Queen.

The next video series, which will be offered in October, will focus on suicide prevention with the theme, “No Matter What You Matter.”

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, For All Seasons Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center CEO Beth Anne Langrell and Chief Clinical Officer Lesa Lee will present information for supporting children’s mental health through uncertain times. Langrell and Lee will again offer a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 on the connections between suicide, depression and anxiety.

Watch each video premiere at www.chesapeakebaylive.com and sign up to receive notifications to view these exclusive interviews.

Contact information for video series is Betsy Griffin, bgriffin@chespub.com at 443-239-0307 and Tyler Edwards, tedwards@chespub.com at 410-200-7866.

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