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Fund-raising effort helps mentally ill

Fund-raising effort helps mentally ill

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tion Trail. There was a brief prayer vigil for all those whose lives have been touched by mental illness.

The event raised $3,026.76 for NARSAD, the Mental Health Research Association that was founded in 1986 by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance and the National Mental Health Association.

You have made a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.

The funding for mental illnesses is often at the bottom of the list, almost as if a disease of the brain was an after-thought. These severe mental illnesses are "biomedical puzzles." These disorders affect many human functions, including the thought processes in the schizophrenias and the moods and emotions in depression and manic depression.

We received a community giving grant from Wal-Mart. The Bloomington Wal-Mart matched what we collected and we are very grateful.

Thank you for your interest in changing people's lives and making a positive difference in our world.

Rosemarie Moews Scarbeary

Bloomington

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