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First local mental health fair held

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600 attend park event

The first ever fair to address mental health issues and what people can do to get help in Madera drew nearly 600 people, according to organizers.

Free food, games and information from various city and county agencies, as well as private groups, were featured at the Central California Mental Health Fair at Lions Town and Country Park. Speakers not only discussed medical issues, but also the social stigma that those who suffer from mental illnesses face.

Organizer Noel Cabezzas, the chief executive officer of Viability Health, LLC, said he was pleased with the turnout.

“It was a wonderful event for people in Madera County. I feel like we were able to reach a lot of people about mental health, education, advocacy and for us to have individuals to acknowledge that we can cope with mental health. We have the resources,” said Cabezzas...


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