Sylvia Conway: Help for mentally ill
September 3, 2010
I was very impressed with the article “Exile on Main Street” (SDN, Aug. 30). I have stopped twice to offer a ride to Ryan when I have seen him at the ramp to the Interstate. Both times he was extremely polite, told me his name when I offered mine, and then declined the ride or any other kind of help. It is painful to see him so sunburned and wearing the same clothes every day. I have seen him in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale also, and wondered where he went when I no longer saw him in Frisco this summer. Apparently to Aspen.
It can be very puzzling and for families and friends of people with mental health issues. Because of this, a new chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be starting in Summit County. Our first meeting will be next Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Summit Community and Senior Center, in the Timberline Adult Day Program room. We will offer support and education for families and friends of people with mental health issues. Janice Curtis, a knowledgeable representative from NAMI Western Slope, will be there to explain more about NAMI and the help it offers. My phone number is 970-668-3114 for additional information.
Please join us.