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Series Of Library Talks Addresses Mental Health Issues

A series of free presentations addressing mental health issues will be offered Monday, October 6, through Thursday, October 9, in the large meeting room of the Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, 22304.

The series, presented in honor of Alexandria’s Mental Health Awareness Week, begins with a discussion of” Suicide Prevention and Response,” October 6 at7 p.m. At 10:30 a.m. October 7, Alexandria’s Hoarding Task Force will explain “Hoarding, a Mental Illness.” “The Causes and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” will be described in a discussion October 8 at 7 p.m. and a film, “The Genius of Marian,” a documentary about Alzheimer’s disease, will be shown October 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The events are sponsored by the Department of Community and Human Services, the Alexandria Library, Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center and Alexandria’s Mental Health Hope Campaign. For additional information on each program, call 703.746.1751 or visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or www.alexandriava.gov/DCHS.