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WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health.

Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

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The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

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