Editorial: Mental health summit and town hall highlight important issue

Editorial: Mental health summit and town hall highlight important issue

Mental Health is taking center stage this week for veterans and non-veterans.

First, Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be the site for an event highlighting area resources for people to access the support and care they need to recover from mental health challenges and substance abuse.

During this event, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Georgia, there will be stories of recovery.

Exhibitors will also provide information on available resources in southwest Georgia.

This event will be Wednesday April 27th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Mt. Zion's Family Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Albany.

Then, veterans will have an opportunity to give feedback on what's working and what's not when it comes to their mental health care.

This first-time Mental Health Town Hall, sponsored by the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, will be held Thursday, April 28th, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 30 on Gillionville Road in Albany,

Leaders of the region's mental health services want to hear directly from veterans and their families about their care and ways it could be improved.

Mental health issues can affect us all.

We encourage those who are suffering from, who may work in the Mental Health field or who may be family members, caretakers, friends or neighbors to take advantage of these opportunities.

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