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New Horizons hosts aging, mental health forum

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Some people may view mental health disorders as natural parts of the aging process.

New Horizons Behavioral Health in Columbus hosted a forum to let people know that’s not the case and to educate on how they can get help.

People from across Georgia gathered to be informed of the help being offered.

“It’s the first opportunity in our area for diverse services such as adult protective services, mental health services, and crisis line services to get together and network with each other,” says Susan Gallagher, the director of marketing at New Horizons.

Extensive training regarding recovery in older adults, decision-making capacity in persons with mental illness and dementia, and care coordination across systems has taken place and efforts are also underway to improve the direct care of this vulnerable population.

Such information and resources were shared at the event which was free to the public.  

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