Summit Daily News event to shine spotlight on mental health in the mountains |

Summit Daily News event to shine spotlight on mental health in the mountains

The Summit Daily News is hosting a public forum on mental health in the mountains at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30 at the Summit County Community & Senior Center in Frisco.

The event will feature a panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session. Panelists include Betsy Casey, the program manager for the mental health initiative Building Hope Summit County, and Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, who will speak on a new state law that prevents jails from housing people who have been put on involuntary mental health holds, but have not been charged with a crime.

Summit Daily Editor Ben Trollinger will moderate the event and also speak about Faces of Hope, a new Thursday series profiling Summit County residents who have been impacted by mental illness. The series, produced by Breckenridge writer and photographer Kate Lapides, is the result of a partnership between the Daily and Building Hope.

The community center is located at 83 Nancy’s Place in Frisco. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

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