The ELLA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering education, support and advocacy to individuals and families affected by violence, will launch a new, ongoing community discussion series in Savannah, focusing upon the impact of mental illness.
On Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m., the discussion series will officially kick off with “Let’s Talk Mental Illness: Myths, Truths and Realities” at Hospice Savannah’s Demere Center for Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr., just off Chatham Parkway. The event will serve as an introduction to the series and is designed to educate and inform attendees about the complexities of mental illness.
The public is invited to join The ELLA Foundation’s Founder and Executive Director Charity Lee (pictured), who will serve as the moderator, and a panel of local experts, including Dr. Anne Carpenter of Psychiatry of Georgia; Betsy Kammerud, LCSW of Hospice Savannah; retired psychologist Dr. Cindy Midcalf; and Everett Tolbert, LPC of E. Tolbert Counseling & Consulting.
The event will include a discussion, question-and-answer-session and resource fair highlighting local agencies, nonprofits and medical providers dedicated to serving individuals affected by mental illness. A $10 donation is suggested.
About The ELLA Foundation:
Following the tragic murder of her four-year-old daughter, Ella, by her 13-year-old son, Paris, Charity Lee founded The ELLA Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization aiding those affected by violence, mental illness and the criminal justice system through education, support and advocacy. Through Empathy, Love, Lessons and Action, the foundation strives to transform those who committed acts of violence as well as victims of violence and to facilitate positive change. To learn more about The ELLA Foundation, visit ellafound.org.
Suggested donation of $10
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