Howard to host mental health discussion this month

MALVERN, Nov. 1 – State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, invites residents of the 167th Legislative District to join her for an Adult Mental Health Forum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Struble Room at the Chester County Library (450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton).

“No one should feel alone when addressing their own mental health,” said Howard. “There are tremendous mental health resources right here in Chester County. This forum will be an important discussion on what is available and what we can do better as a community to address mental health conditions.”

The forum will include presentations from:

  • A representative from the Chester County Department of Mental Health.
  • A representative from the Chester County Department of Intellectual Disabilities.
  • A representative from the West Chester University Community Mental Health Clinic.
  • Niki Weigand, NAMI Keystone’s Advocacy Director.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans live with a mental health condition.

The following mental health services are available for those in need of assistance:

Howard has introduced two bills to improve access to mental health care in Pennsylvania, H.B. 1926 and H.B. 2091.

Anyone with questions should contact Howard’s office at 610-251-1070.