Community Education meeting on mental illness scheduled for Jan. 9

LOGAN— Many people blame guns for the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., where 20 elementary school children were killed by a lone gunman along with several adults. However, others say mental illness was behind not only that shooting, but others a well.

Carol Odd, President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Cache Valley affiliate, said the organization advocates for the mentally ill and serves as a support group for those whose friends or family members have mental health problems. Odd said there is a chance to learn much more about mental illness at a Community Education meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Bridger Room of the Logan Library.

“It’s really timely. The original objective of this meeting was to introduce people in the valley to our new psychiatrists and our new help that is available here in the valley,” Odd said. “I think this will be a wonderful time for people to come and meet some of the new people who are available to help, and gain some insight.”

Odd said the new psychiatrist, Dr. Lisa Fraley, will speak as will Scott Allgood, PhD., Director of the Family Counseling Center. For more information, call 797-4165.

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