Mental Health Awareness Month public program on tap Wednesday at PLDL

HOUGHTON — In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, a free public program about mental health services and challenges in the community will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Portage Lake District Library, 105 Huron St. in Houghton.

The program is sponsored by the Mental Health Support Group – Keweenaw Area.

Speakers include representatives of Dial Help, Copper Country Community Mental Health, Keweenaw Support 4 Healthy Minds, Unite Mental Health and Wellness, and the Mental Health Support Group – Keweenaw Area.

Each speaker will give a short talk about the focus and work of their organization. A question and answer period will follow.

In the Keweenaw, there are five main groups helping with mental health issues:

• Mental Health Support Group-Keweenaw Area provides support for people with mental health conditions and their families.

• Copper Country Community Mental Health offers treatment for mental health problems.

• Dial Help provides crisis counseling and suicide prevention services.

• Keweenaw Support 4 Healthy Minds does advocacy for mental health.

• Unite Mental Health and Wellness helps connect people with specialty mental health providers. Questions? Email: MHSG-KA@aol.com

For more information, email MHSGKA@aol.com


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