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Seminar to focus on mental health

FRANKLIN

Lynnora Sumblin, author of “My Stolen Innocence,” will facilitate a Mental Health Awareness Seminar this Saturday, June 2, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the Ruth Camp Memorial Library. There will also be a guest speaker with 30-plus years working in mental health, Shirley Breedlove, MSW, former employee of Western Tidewater Community Service Board and LEVCO family services, both of Franklin.

Breedlove serves on the board of Firm Foundation, which provides housing and services for women age 18 to 35 and pregnant women to prevent homelessness. She is working as a health and life coach all over the Eastern Shore.

Helping people transform their lives by changing their habits. She has founded consulting agency called Dare2Dream.

Sumbling noted that May was Mental Health Awareness Month, but “with the summer approaching and the various transitions this season can present for “normal” individuals, those struggling with mental health challenges may sometimes find it a very daunting and painful time.”

This seminar is open to professionals, caregivers, clergy, first responders or anyone simply interested in knowing more about understanding and living with a major mental illness, or supporting a love one who has been diagnosis with a mental illness.

This event is sponsored by Everdelighting Advocacy Center Inc. There is a $10 registration fee. Call 742-2391 to register or for more information.