Letter: Clubhouse serves important need

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I wish to thank Jim Shella for his column on mental health. [Clubhouse is point of light for those with mental illness, Forefront, June 14.] Yes, there are few of us left that remember Central State and its Seven Steeples building. I recall visiting patients at Central State during the holidays when I served on the Marion County Mental Health Board and feeling devastated at the conditions. The [Gov. Evan] Bayh administration finally closed it. By shining a light on the Clubhouse, he has enlightened IBJ readers and hopefully the community at large to its noble mission and its need.


Georgia Buchanan
Former board chairwoman, Marion County Mental Health Association

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