About 30 people gathered at Florida Today on Thursday, Oct. 9, to talk about mental illness in Brevard. They were professionals, as well as people who told personal stories about the devastating effects.
This was the first step in a partnership between the newspaper and 2-1-1 Brevard to raise awareness and look for solutions.
“People were honest and open,” said Belinda Stewart, 2-1-1 communications manager, who invited the participants. “At the end, people kept saying over and over that we needed to get together again because they were so encouraged by the discussion.”
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