COPA Civic Academy on Mental Health & Addiction Unearths Stories, Disrupts Stigmas

At COPA's 3rd Mental Health/Addiction Civic Academy, 40 participants gathered at Calvary Episcopal in Santa Cruz to learn about related stigmas and data gaps.  Carol Williamson, an Aptos UMC & NAMI leader, delivered the teaching after which participants shared their experiences of how mental health and addiction impacts their families. 

Over 150 have participated in similar civic academies, so far, as COPA works to engage 500 people across Central California, breaking through stigmas and organizing a constituency for change.

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