Mental illness awareness week

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Shealynn Morefield is a young woman and musician who was looking forward to a promising college career.

But life threw some hard turns in the road including a serious battle with depression.

"I quickly found out from doctors and family and therapists the diagnosis of bipolar disorder I was battling with and it made sense, and I accepted it and accepted the treatment of it, I had a completely different perspective on life and it was tremendous to know there is a name to something," she said.

Now she's sharing her story of life after a diagnosis of a mental-health disorder.

She stopped by to talk with us about her journey.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Development Coordinator, Gail Israel, also came to tell us about Mental Health Awareness Week.

The "Champions for Change" fundraising luncheon will be Oct. 11 at The Greens Country Club.

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