"People have general misunderstandings about certain illnesses, that we want to change." - Xavier Whitford


From MYSTATELINE we learn about Xavier Whitford. Her son committed suicide after struggling with a mental illness.

Whitford is now raising mental health awareness, and there will be a class at the end of November in Roscoe. The class will be held at the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department on Friday, November 30th at 5:30 p.m. - 9: 30 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 1st at 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The goals of the class are to help individuals identify mental illness in people, and what treatment can be used for those that suffer.

This is a way for me to honor and remember my son, and it's a way for me to take his death and make it into something positive and impactful...sharing his story and helping others become educated. - Xavier Whitford


Those that are interested in this free class can contact Roscoe Police Chief Jamie Evans at jevans7892@roscoepolice.com.



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