Symposium to explore stress and mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County will offer a symposium, “Biologic Components of Stress and Mental Illness: From Theory to Practice,” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.
A panel of experts will address physiologic, biochemical, genetic and nutritional aspects of stress and their relationship to mental illness.
The symposium is open to the public and especially appropriate for those in health professions, including social work, psychology, occupational therapy and pharmacy.
Panelists will include Landon Dunn of Dunn Therapies; Dr. Sam Schwendiman of the Center for Mental Health and Wellbeing; pharmacist Andrew Hvizdos with the University of Findlay and Century Health; Heather Heck of Northwest Ohio Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; and Eric McKee with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The moderator will be Linda DeArment, chief development officer of the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation.
Continuing education credits for social workers and counselors will be provided by the Family Resource Center.
There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is requested as seating is limited. To register, call 419-957-9423, send an email to or visit and click on the event registration tab.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a corrected version of this story.



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