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Let’s Talk Community Discussion: Just Say Know

October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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In the first community discussion of 2022-23, we’ll discuss what to know about today’s current drug trends among local youth.


Guest Speakers:

ED TERNAN has a BS in Political Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. His professional background includes marketing communications, product development and project management. After his son’s death, Ed dedicated himself to informing young people about new risks of self-medication and recreational drug use in the age of synthetic drugs like fentanyl.

Ed and his wife Mary have formed a nonprofit charity called Song for Charlie, where they create and distribute social media campaigns and educational materials. Their programs provide fact-based resources directly to young people in plain language and encourage healthier alternatives for managing stress.


DR. JEFFERY DEVIDO is Board certified in adult and addiction psychiatry and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of addictive disorders as well as general psychiatric conditions in the context of co-occurring medical illness.

He maintains a teaching faculty appointment at UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry and continues to teach, lecture, and publish on a wide array of psychiatric conditions. Dr. Devido earned a Masters in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School before entering medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He went on to complete adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry training at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals at Harvard Medical School.


HENRY PRATT is a senior at Archie Williams high school. He is in his third year of journalism and the Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper. Henry was nationally recognized for his article on fentanyl.


October 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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