Pine Belt students attend teen conference in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Pine Belt Mental Health Care Resources along with DREAM of Hattiesburg hosted its annual teen conference on Thursday.

Dozens of high school students from districts all around the area attended the "It's Your Dream 2013" conference at the Parkway Heights United Methodist Church.

"I think this type of event can help youth be involved in their community," said DREAM of Hattiesburg Executive Director, Linda Vasquez.

Along with learning about stress management, students also learned about sex in the music, media messaging, and alcohol prevention messages.

"This age group is vulnerable," said Pine Belt Mental Health Prevention Coordinator, Marshae McNeal. "We want to make sure they have the tools that they need in order to be able to sustain themselves."

Along with students, all high school superintendents in the area also attended the conference.

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