Out of the Shadows Summit Spreads Awareness of Mental Illness


An organization holds a summit for those looking to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness. Out of the Shadows held its second annual summit at the Oxford Civic Center. Hundreds of people gathered to listen to Department of Mental Health employee Lynn Beshear and motivational speaker Adam Green. The 8 hour summit also included discussions about drug abuse, suicide prevention and mental health in children.

Out of the Shadows Committee Member Brenda Stedham says mental illness affects more people than we realize. Stedham says the Out of the Shadows committee decided to help people suffering from mental health issues after the tragic loss of a close friend. More than 250 people participated in today’s summit. Stedham says she hopes those who attended, feel supported and know they are not alone.

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