The City of Norwalk’s Human Relations Commission in partnership with Keystone House will hold its annual International Human Rights Day event on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Community Room.
This year’s topic will focus on mental illness. One in twenty five adults live with a serious mental health condition. One in five adults suffer from some sort of mental health condition. The impact on families and friends can be dramatic. On hand, will be Katie Mattias of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Kathy Flaherty of the CT Legal Rights Project and Valerie Williams of Keystone House to facilitate a community conversation to help lift the silence and raise awareness about mental health.
Mayor Rilling said, “Understanding mental health and the challenges faced by our residents with hidden disabilities is vital to the overall health and well-being of our community.”