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NCDHHS, State Legislators and EBCI Leadership Host Town Hall Focused on Improving Mental Health June 22 in Cherokee

CHEROKEE, N.C. — North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley — alongside leadership from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and state legislators — will host a town hall in Cherokee, N.C, on Thursday, June 22, at 6 p.m. to discuss improving mental health and resilience across North Carolina. NCDHHS is committed to advancing behavioral health and resilience, as more than three million people in North Carolina have mental health or substance use disorders.

The public, especially those in the Qualla Boundary, Swain County and Jackson County — as well as the surrounding counties — is encouraged to attend, ask questions and contribute to the conversation.

What: Mental Health Town Hall
Who: Kody H. Kinsley, Secretary, NCDHHS
Jim Burgin, NC State Senator, R-District 12
Kevin Corbin, NC State Senator, R-District 50
Karl Gillespie, NC State Representative, R-District 120
Richard G. Sneed, Principal Chief, EBCI
           Casey Cooper CEO, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority
Vickie Bradley, Secretary, Public Health and Human Services, EBCI 
When: Thursday, June 22, 2023
6–7:30 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Central School, Cultural Arts Center
             86 Elk Crossing Lane
             Cherokee, NC 28719
Livestream will be available on the EBCI webpage and EBCI Communications Facebook page:


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