DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Mental health experts in Albany are reaching out to faith leaders to educate them on the issues plaguing our area right now.
ASPIRE and Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler partnered today for a seminar held at the Law Enforcement Center Thursday.
Faith leaders learned about the struggles of people battling mental health issues and committing suicide.
"We have a serious problem here in Dougherty County. When the place closed in Thomasville, a lot of people are drifting here. So we are trying to educate the faith-based ministers and organizations," said Fowler.
"And we talked with out leaders about what to look for. What are those red flags. And when they identify those things, where they can get support," said Babs Hall, ASPIRE.
ASPIRE can provides services 24 hours a day for people who need them.