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Rep. Sewell to host virtual discussion on Mental Health Awareness Month

The virtual discussion will focus on the importance of mental health to our overall well-being.

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Today, May 29 at 3 p.m. CDT, in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, will host “Terri Talks” virtual discussion entitled “Mental Health is Health: Overcoming the Stigma and Breaking Down Barriers to Care.”

Joining Rep. Sewell will be Dr. Nadia Richardson, Founder and CEO of the Black Women’s Mental Health Institute in Birmingham, and Ms. Tyrinda Hall, Chief of Mental Health for the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. The virtual discussion will focus on the importance of mental health to our overall well-being, the need to reduce the stigma of mental illness, and the resources available to veterans and others managing a mental health condition. It will be streamed on Sewell’s official FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube pages.

WHO: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, AL-07; Dr. Nadia Richardson, Founder and CEO of the Black Women’s Mental Health Institute; Ms. Tyrinda Hall, Chief of Mental Health for the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System

WHAT: Terri Talks Virtual Discussion on Mental Health Awareness Month

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 3 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Streaming live on Rep. Sewell’s official FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube pages.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 1 in 5 Americans experiences mental illness. Of those, less than half seek treatment. In 2020, Congress designated 988 as the National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline which provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.

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