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Expo hopes to address mental health concerns in the East

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Hundreds came out to attend the Mental Health Expo at East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU.

Organizers say the event is critical in trying to remove the negative stigma people so often associate with mental health.

At least 75 vendors set up displays to answer people's questions and provide them information about different resources available in the East.

Glenn Simpson is a Behavioral Health administrator at Vidant Health, he says the expo hoped to address mental health problems here in Eastern Carolina.

"In Eastern North Carolina we have a lot of resources, but we also have some gaps. And how do we help people get the help they need earlier on in their illness before they need hospitalization, which is what we do at Vidant Medical Center," Simpson said.

If you are someone you know is suffering from a mental illness, you can contact REAL Crisis hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE.
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