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Press Release - Public Invited to Mental Health History Talks at the Mansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2014
Contact: Johnathan Campbell
701.328.9528

Public Invited to Mental Health History Talks at the Mansion

BISMARCK— In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, a public program detailing the History of Mental Health in North Dakota will be held at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck, Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Former Governors' Mansion Site Supervisor Johnathan Campbell will give an introduction to the history of the mansion in the 1960s when it served as the first outpatient clinic for mental health in the state and was one of the pilot clinics nationally as part of President Kennedys Community Mental Health Act of 1963.

Former Governors' Mansion Visitor Services Assistant Jessy Hegland will present the history of mental health care in the 1960s in the United States.

Kate Brovold-Stoa, Extended Care Program Administrator for West Central Human Service Center will speak on the history of mental health and services in this Region.

The Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site located at 320 E. Ave B in Bismarck and is open year-round. Winter hours, now in place through May 15, are the second Friday and Saturday of each month from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 701.328.9528 or email jcampbell@nd.gov.

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