Season 2 Premiere of Q&A Livestream Turns Focus to Mental Health

Season 2 Premiere of Q&A Livestream Turns Focus to Mental Health

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Season 2 Premiere 

Cascade Community Foundation partners with be nice®, Mental Health Foundation to deliver resources

When it comes to mental health, we all have a unique story.  But, too many go untold.

Cascade Community Foundation invites you to the premiere of Season 2 of the Q&A Livestream series Season 2 on Wednesday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m. (available on the organization’s YouTube channel), beginning with Isolated, a 2-part interview with residents sharing their struggle and stories of survival.  Isolated parts 1 & 2 begin a 5-episode collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation.

Local stories of survival, untold acts of heroism, and one organization’s unwavering pursuit to empower those suffering in silence.

WoodTV8’s Casey Jones and WZZM13’s Val Lego partner with Cascade Community Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation to moderate Q&A Livestream’s Season 2 premiere of Isolated – A Mental Health Discussion.

Husband of a mental health expert, WoodTV8’s news anchor Casey Jones has a unique and in-depth perception of clinical mental health and how best to tackle this problem.

As an anchor and health reporter for WZZM13, Val Lego is a trusted voice when it comes to mental health in West Michigan.

In season 2, episodes 1 & 2 of the Q&A Livestream, Casey and Val coordinate conversations with community residents about their own unique mental health stories and learn about what being Isolated truly means.

Details about Isolated Part 2 on March 17 at 8p.m.

Isolated: A Mental Health Discussion

Wednesday, March 10th @ 8 p.m. EST

One man pushed to the brink. Final goodbyes penned in a letter to his children. One final phone call. A confidant and mentor unwilling to hang-up. This is a story about hope when all seemed lost.

WoodTV’s Casey Jones sits down with Ada resident Will Collins and the man who saved his life. These two colleagues together share the first-ever telling of their story; an unimaginable chain of events, heroism, and restoration.

Details about Isolated Part 2 on March 17 at 8p.m.

Wednesday, March 17th @ 8 p.m. EST

A fit of rage. Volatile moments all too common in this teenager’s household. Medicated since 16, and acting out. Then, a silence. For days. Lost in her own mind. Intentionally isolated.

WZZM’s Val Lego sits down with heralded businesswoman Kim Bode, who shares for the first time her lifelong battle against crippling anxiety, severe loneliness, and an unrelenting mission to shed the stigma that threatens so many, so often.

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