Region tackles mental health

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Posted: October 11, 2013

The Winchester Star

John Lamanna, executive director of Timber Ridge School, talks about the warning signs of violent behavior at the Mental Health Dialogue event hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Health and the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. The event was held Thursday night at Lord Fairfax Community College’s Corron Center. Seated at the front table are (from left) Stephen Tickner, vice president of NAMI Winchester; Joseph Shtulman, president of the United Way of NSV, and Mary Nordman, chairwoman of the United Way NSV board of directors. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Connie Nutter of Frederick County shares her personal experiences during the Mental Health Dialogue Thursday night at LFCC’s Corron Center. Community members who were attending the event spoke on how they or their families had been impacted by mental health problems, the challenges the community faces in accessing mental health services and how to improve mental health for young people.

MIDDLETOWN — The directive at Lord Fairfax Community College Thursday night called for three action steps to try and improve services for the mentally ill in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

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