A remembrance rally for those impacted by mental illness is scheduled for tomorrow.
The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carousel Shelter at Alameda Park. It’s being organized by the Grapevine Center, where officials say they’ve seen a greater number of young people impacted by drug addiction.
Dana Perkins is a former member of the Grapevine Center board and spoke at last week’s county commissioner meeting.
“With COVID-19, the number of suicides especially in our teens, has skyrocketed. The number of people suffering from addiction has skyrocketed,” Perkins said.
Perkins also added that once the pandemic subsides, addiction issues aren’t going anywhere.
“The thing is, once COVID is over and we’ve put this behind us, these issues are going to last for years and years.”
The Grapevine Center helps provide socialization and support to those with mental illnesses and drug and alcohol dependencies.