Women’s Fund addresses mental health
Mental health or more precisely, mental disease, is one of the most difficult issues to talk about, much less do anything about. Mental illness has such a strong social stigma that people who experience it are reluctant to seek help.
The members of Women’s Fund El Dorado, all 300 and some, noted the seriousness of the problem in El Dorado County and voted to tackle the issue head-on.
Having identified the issue as the top priority for 2014, the Women’s Fund arranged a community needs forum to inform its members about the breadth and scope of mental health problems locally.
On Jan. 23, at a dinner program at the Cameron Park Community Services District Community Center, the theme was “Providing Solutions to Mental Health Challenges.”
This is step one. In step two, ...