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CornerBridge serves those who are at risk of mental illness

To The Daily Sun,

Sunday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 8, is Mental Illness Awareness Week, a time to come together to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.

Mental illness is a medical condition, but it is often surrounded by stigma or stereotypes that prevent people from getting the help they need. One in five adults experiences a mental illness in any given year. Approximately half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by the age of 14. Unfortunately, long delays — sometimes lasting decades — often occur between the time symptoms first appear and when people get help. Early identification and treatment is important.

CornerBridge, located at 328 Union Ave. in Laconia, is a peer-to-peer driven organization. We provide support to anyone over the age of 18 to those who are struggling or are at risk of any mental illness. We learn from each other on how to manage and maintain our illnesses instead of our illnesses taking over us.

If you know of someone who is in need of support, but do not know where to turn to, please call: Joy Hall, CornerBridge Program Director at 603-528-7742 or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Joy Hall, Program Director

CornerBridge

Laconia

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Shame on Society for allowing loggers to ruin Weeks Woods

To The Daily Sun,

Shame on the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests for absolutely destroying a wonderful resource in Weeks Woods.

For years many organizations and individuals of all ages and abilities have enjoyed the many trails for running, hiking, exploring, dog walking and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. We have observed sunrises and sunsets with owls, deer, porcupine, foxes, rabbits and birds, chipmunks and squirrels. Varied mushrooms in every hue and size graced the paths.

Weeks Woods steward, Hal Busch, effectively maintained the wonderful trails for years with hard work only to see all his efforts absolutely obliterated. Why?

This destruction was done simply for the sake of the profits to be made through logging. If the society had publicized their plans to ruin these woods for people use, there would have been a huge outcry and protest. But this was rushed through without public input. Now it's too late to salvage. I was devastated to see the mess of muddy wide roads, huge holes, gravel, rocks and roots which have obliterated all the beautiful wooded trails. As a result, this is one organization which has lost our support and confidence.

It is a pity because we need groups such as this to protect and conserve our most valuable resources. We will deeply miss our peaceful sojourns and explorations in Weeks Woods.

Sandy McLaughlin
Kate Bruchacova
Gilford

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