Northern Regional Center for Independent Living and Families Together in the North Country planted a tree at the Community Action Planning Council in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness week (May 6 – May 12). The evergreen tree was planted to raise awareness about children’s mental health in hopes of helping to erase the stigma associated with children’s mental health issues. Members of the community attended a special tree dedication ceremony at the Community Action Planning Council on May 11, 2012. The audience included Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, Deputy Director Steve Hunt from the Office of Congressman Owens, and some very enthusiastic Head Start students.
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL) is a disability rights and resource center that promotes community efforts to end discrimination, segregation, and prejudice against people with disabilities, by working with community partners to create an accessible, inclusive society. Through NRCIL, people discover choices to live more independently with enhanced dignity. For more information about NRCIL, visit www.nrcil.net.