Dawn Corbelli teaches a class called “Family-to-Family,” which aims to provide information on mental illnesses, coping skills, and advocacy for family and friends of those dealing with mental illnesses. In this week’s “Citizen Report,” Dawn shares her personal motivation for taking on the classes: her story, and her daughter’s story.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

 

One Response to Citizen Report: Recognizing and Coping with Mental Illness

  1. Meghan says:

    Sounds like you’ve been through a lot, thank you for sharing your story!

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