Joy Richmond-Smith of Children’s Friend and Family Services; Mayor Thomas M. McGee; and Dalene Basden of JRI. (Courtesy photo)
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Lynn proclamation raises awareness about mental health services

LYNN -- Mental health professionals and elected officials gathered on Thursday morning to discuss youth services in honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day and National Mental Health Awareness Month.

The meeting was facilitated by Children's Friend & Family Services, a division of Justice Resource Institute (JRI) that provides mental health services to youth and families north of Boston.

Mayor Thomas M. McGee read a proclamation from the city recognizing the importance of mental health and marking Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.

Also in attendance were state Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn), representatives from the Nat…

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