Butte County Library undertakes countywide mental health training

From ChicoER

” Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. So it isn’t about “us versus them,” counselor Lisa Smusz told a room of Butte County Library staff, librarians and volunteers Monday. It affects us all: our families, our friends. Countywide training on how to deal with the mentally ill is the first part of a project made possible by a $25,000 federal grant awarded to the library through the Library Services and Technology Act.”