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Seminar held on mental illness

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - Mental illness and gun violence; the two topics are often mentioned in the same sentence in relation to recent shootings in our country.

On Friday, local counselors, social workers and members of law enforcement joined a seminar in Boardman to learn more about symptoms and prevention.

Turning Point Counseling provided a broad scope of the types of symptoms to be mindful of.

"What I think we need to be is mindful of these individuals and we need to take the time to reach out to them. If they're not accessing treatment, we need to ask ourselves what can I do to reach out to that person," said Dr. Brandy Kelly Gilea.

Doctor Gilea described illnesses including psychosis and manic depressive disorder. She also outlined warning signs to watch for if it's known that person may own a firearm.

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