Spreading local mental health awareness

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - On Wednesday, the Cirrus House hosted a barbeque event to talk about local mental health.

According to the Nebraska Department of Public Health, for the past few years they have been trying to improve services to children and families.
Organizers of the Sparks barbeque say, mental health affects everyone and locally it is an issue. The Cirrus House in Scottsbluff provides help to those people who want to live independently who have mental illness.

The community event was to educate the public about ways to combat the issue of mental health locally.

“To talk about awareness on the community bases, and to see what kinds of things are going on is the purpose of the event, but we are hoping that participants will get out of it is to have fun,” says Matthew Reese, Youth Transition Worker at Cirrus House.

The “Eagle Riders” gathered letters from consumers and local businesses to hand to lawmakers in Lincoln to encourage the use of budget of child mental health.