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More than 600 Expected for Behavioral Health Event

Downtown Charleston, W.Va.

More than 600 people from 17 states are gathering in Charleston for a behavioral health conference.

The conference is set for Tuesday through Thursday at the Charleston Civic Center. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says attendees include medical professionals, substance abuse prevention specialists, educators, families and survivors.

Nearly 100 workshop sessions are scheduled. There will also be free sessions open to the public, including separate discussions of Internet safety for children and their parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday and a concert by country singer Templeton Thompson at 6 p.m. Wednesday.