Mental Health Reform Takes Center Stage at IMPACT Event
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Mental health reform is the focus of an event set for Monday night in Charlottesville. The organization IMPACT (Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together) is holding its ninth annual Spring Action Meeting at John Paul Jones Arena.
IMPACT is made up of congregations throughout central Virginia. It's invited members of Charlottesville City Council and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to attend.
Organizers say they want better mental health treatment options for children and teens. They're asking lawmakers to help with that.
“One of the problems that we're finding is that, it comes into the public spectrum when tragedy hits, like with Bath County or with Virginia Tech, and then as soon as the headlines fade so do people's support, and we're trying to make sure that doesn't happen here,” said IMPACT organizer Sheila Herlihy.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday and is scheduled to last an hour and a half. It's open to all members of the community.
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Sean Cudahy joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. Sean returns to Charlottesville after four years at American University in Washington, D.C., but central Virginia is his home. He grew up in Albemarle County, graduating from Albemarle High School in 2010. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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