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Support group in East Palestine


Traumatic events are never easy to process. Following disaster individuals often experience fear and confusion. Trauma can lead to distressing thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms which may disrupt your ability to fully function.
The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board will offer educational groups Monday evenings starting April 17th through June 26th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the East Palestine Memorial Public Library, 309 North Market St., East Palestine, in the Community Room. No meetings will be held on May 29 or June 19, as these are federal holidays, and the library will be closed.
These groups are free of charge to all community members affected by the train derailment.
Information on how to cope after disaster will be shared followed by a time of discussion. Engaging in group session will empower you to understand ways to cope with your thoughts and feelings, help establish social support, and rebuild community bonds in your journey to healing. We look forward supporting you through this difficult time.
The group will be facilitated each week by Nicole Miller, clinician, and Shawna Lewis, community member of East Palestine.
For more information, call 330-424-0195. This program is being funded by an Emergency Response Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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