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Mental illness support group to start at Grand Forks Air Force Base

According to a news release, the free and confidential support group will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Prairie Rose Chapel on base.

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GRAND FORKS – The National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer support group services at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

According to a news release, the free and confidential support group will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Prairie Rose Chapel on base. The support group is for service members and their adult family members who have a relative living with mental illness. The group is being offered by the NAMI Grand Forks chapter of the national organization.

According to NAMI, one in four active-duty service members shows signs of mental illness, and one in five adults in the U.S. faces mental health problems every year.

In Grand Forks, family support group services are offered on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Job Service of North Dakota building, located at 1501 28th Avenue South.

NAMI Grand Forks is run by volunteers who work to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support groups to decrease the stigma of mental illness, and is part of the NAMI national advocacy group.

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More information about the Grand Forks Air Force Base group can be found by contacting Dolly Walls, at dwalls@hotmail.com. Information about NAMI Grand Forks is available by contacting Lois Sott, at lois.namigf@gmail.com.

Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

Tips and story ideas are welcome. Get in touch with him at akurtz@gfherald.com, or DM at @ByAdamKurtz.

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