Mental health event to address provider shortage in the county

Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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The community, especially community professionals, are invited to attend “For the Love of Mental Health” addressing the mental health provider shortage in Freeborn County.

According to a press release, the event will include a panel discussion and forum with local experts Kay Drenth-Johannsen, LADC at Independent Management Services; Dr. Mark Kossman, director of the Freeborn County Mental Health Center; and Marnie Werner, vice president of the Research Center For Rural Policy & Development.

Discussion will be around the research that the Center For Rural Behavioral Health and the Center for Rural Policy and Development has compiled on the mental health provider shortage.

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The meeting will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Albert Lea Fire Rescue training room at 417 S. Newton Ave. in Albert Lea.
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This event is sponsored by the Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition and the Albert Lea -Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce.