By Monique Baker McCormick
Wayne County Commissioner 

Wayne County Commission Youth Council Addresses Substance Abuse and Mental Health


April 25, 2024

Detroit, Michigan – April 19, 2024 – In response to mental illness among youth has gone up forty (40%) since Covid-19 and the rise of youth substance abuse issues, the Wayne County Commission Youth Council (WCCYC), comprised of 10th to 12th-grade students appointed by Commissioners, convened on April 23 at 10:00 am at 500 Griswold in the Commission Chambers to present a resolution drafted by youth for adoption by the county commission.

Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick (D-Detroit), a driving force behind the establishment of the commission in 2020 as chair and administrator of WCCYC, unders...

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