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Updated: 11/04/2017 11:42:05AM

Holly’s Hope works to remove stigma of mental illness

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SUN PHOTO BY ROYCE ENGEMANN

Holly's Hope meets recently in North Port.

SUN PHOTO BY ROYCE ENGEMANN

Holly's Hope meets recently in North Port. The group wants to work toward challenging the stigma associated with mental illness.

By Royce Engemann

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Suicide and mental health are topics with a long history of stigma and misinformation. Now, with national suicide rates increasing, Holly’s Hope intends to eliminate the taboos of mental illness and save lives.

Holly’s Hope, originally called the Morgan Fisher Action Committee, first came together in the months following the suicide of teacher Holly Morgan Fisher in February.

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