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Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons to join NAMI mental illness panel discussion

The local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 22, from 6-7 p.m. at the Silverthorne Library. Panelists including mental health care providers and NAMI members will discuss the power of peer support to help friends, loved ones and oneself.

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons will also be in attendance to share how the county jail and local police handle people struggling with mental health issues.

The panel is part of the seventh annual Summit Reads program. This year's book, "Show Me all Your Scars: True Stories of Mental Illness," uses true stories to "vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows — and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards — of living with mental illness," according to the book's description.

Copies of the book are available at all Summit County libraries and at Next Page Books and Nosh in Frisco.