SPRINGFIELD — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Western Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Springfield City Library, will present a free afternoon discussion on childhood and youth mental-health challenges, treatments, and resources with a focus on mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.
The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 at the East Springfield Library, 21 Osborne Terrace. This event will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and light refreshments will be served.
Guest speakers will include Bishop Neal Boyd, president, NAMI-Western Mass., Shadd Jamison, director, East Springfield Library; Bernice Drumheller, past president, NAMI-Western Mass., and Christine Edwards program manager, with the Behavioral Health Network Child Guidance Clinic.
One in four people in the U.S. suffer with a mental-health condition. NAMI-Western Mass., headquartered in Agawam, is an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness. With free support groups, educational programming, and advocacy, NAMI-Western Mass. advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research, and is committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.