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I am writing as a supporter of the Mental Health Recovery Services Board levy that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

As a family member in our community, I have first-hand knowledge of the success that results from treatment for mental health disorders. Our community has worked diligently to have passionate, knowledgeable, professionals, successful programs and support systems in place for those with mental illness and their families. Statistics show that one in four people experience some type of mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia in any given year. While that sounds staggering, we also know that treatment works and people do recover. Our Mental Health and Recovery Services Board has been committed to funding needed services to keep our local residents and their families healthy. Prevention services, treatment and supportive services help to prevent many from being homeless, hospitalized, or incarcerated.

Please “Help Us Care” by voting yes on Nov. 5.

— Dorothy M. Blosser, Lima

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