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We are open to all mental health customers; no admission fee

To The Daily Sun,

Did you know that one out of four people will experience some kind of mental health issue within a year? Or one out of five adults are diagnosed with depression? May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is an opportunity to learn both about mental health as part of overall health and the need to be alert to symptoms of mental illness.

"During Mental Health Awareness Month, everyone should take the time to learn symptoms of mental illness," said Patt Fancy, executive director of Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board, also known as CornerBridge, in Laconia. If you or a loved one suffers with a mental illness, you are not alone. Many people are unaware of where to turn to for support.

Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board oversees both CornerBridge and Concord Peer Support, which are peer support centers that are consumer-directed and where consumers develop their own programs to supplement existing mental health services, address issues such as social isolation and discrimination, and enjoy opportunities for socialization, personal and educational enhancement, and peer support.

A Peer Support Center is a central place for consumer self-help, advocacy, education, and socialization. At CornerBridge and Concord Peer Support we provide a socialization service that addresses the isolation felt by many mental health consumers. We are all peers who have a lived-life experience and understand how important it is when things get rough. We offer groups in Wellness, Recovery and how to live life managing the illness.

We are open to all mental health consumers. No admission fee or membership fee is charged.

For more information, please check out our website: www.nhcornerbridge.org or call 603-528-7742.

Joy Hall, Program Director

CornerBridge House

Laconia

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Manufacuring over an aquifer conservation zone? Let's ask why?

To The Daily Sun,

An article in the May 15 edition of The Laconia Daily Sun written by Mike Mortensen referred to a statement released by the Sanbornton Planning Board stating, "Sanbornton residents favor allowing more commercial development in town, on a selective basis, which is compatible with Sanbornton's small town rural character."

The basis for this statement is the results of what some of the 92 respondents said in a survey on Election Day. How can a statement like the one released by the Planning Board have any credibility when only 92 of the almost 2,200 registered voters took part in the survey.

Talk about jumping to conclusions about what the other 2,000 voters think about commercial development in our town. The question is, with so little support from the registered voters. So why are the town officials putting economic development on the "fast track" as reported in this article?

The Planning Board recently proposed and established a Commercial (Light Manufacturing Permitted) Zoning District which increased the size of the current Commercial Zoning District along Rte. 127 beyond the Sanbornton General Store toward Franklin, which would allow light manufacturing in that area. According to a town map prepared by the Lakes Region Planning Commission, this area is an aquifer conservation zone. Why would the Planning Board even consider proposing such an amendment to our zoning knowing that this area is an aquifer conservation zone?
Is this how our town officials plan to protect our environment and water?

Bill Whalen
Sanbornton

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