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July 17, 2007

Twenty percent of American families have at least one member who suffers from some form of mental illness.

Southwest Georgia now has a new support group to help those families. The National Alliance on Mental Illness created an Albany chapter.

They encourage friends and relatives to get involved and help someone with a mental illness get the care and support they need.  

"You just don't know where to turn. You're not dealing with logic, its so difficult to deal with and a person you loves becomes someone you don't even know. The support is great," says Treasurer Alan White.

The group meets every 4th Tuesday at 6:30 PM. The next meeting will be held next week at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Lee County.

Future meetings will be at the Albany Advocacy Resource Center. For help, call 229-883-2334, extension 363.

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