Well-known advocate to speak at workshop

Understanding mental Health

Marlene Maristy is the keynote speaker at a mental health workshop being hosted at First Avenue United Church Saturday, Oct. 27.

Hosted by the Third Avenue Community Involvement Committee, “Understanding Mental Health - Opening Our Minds” is the theme of the event.

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Maristy is a registered mental health nurse who presents seminars on mental health first aid throughout the province and Canada. She is noted for her advocacy in breaking the stigma of mental illness by educating communities on various forms of mental illness, and strongly emphasizes the importance of maintaining good mental health.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $25 registration fee includes lunch.

To register call 306-445-8171. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 19.

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