Mental illness focus of Bellingham community forum

“Issues & Impacts of Mental Illness in Our Community” will be the focus of a Saturday, Nov. 15, community forum at Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.

The event is 10 a.m. to noon in the downstairs lecture room. Doors will open at 9:30 am. Coffee and snacks will be served.

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is sponsoring the forum, which is free and open to the public.

Questions addressed will include:

• What is the picture of mental illness in Whatcom County?

• How does law enforcement interact with those with mental health issues?

•  What local resources are available for those with a mental illness?

The forum will include local experts and two people who will share their struggle with mental illness.