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CSU group hopes to end stigma of mental illness


Students, mental health professionals, law enforcement and others came together at Columbus State University on Tuesday evening to try to dispel the myths associated with mental illness.

The organization called "NAMI" - which stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness - held a forum at CSU to educate people about mental health.

NAMI, which now has a chapter at CSU, says its main goal is to create awareness about the stigma associated with mental illness and let people know it's okay to ask for help..

“You know Columbus is a smaller area and I'm very proud that we've taken the first step to bring a forum together and to talk about the issues that everybody sees happening every day and being quiet about it. We've decided to start talking about it,” said Delor Anderson, president of NAMI at CSU.

This was the first event for the organization, and our own Roslyn Giles served as the moderator of the panel discussion.

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