Aide to Giffords Starts Fund to Promote Mental Health Awareness

A congressional aide who was shot in last month’s attack in Arizona that killed six and left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others wounded has announced a fund to promote mental health awareness and civility. Ron Barber, Giffords’ district director, said that he wants to fund programs in schools and the community that will take some of the stigma away from mental illness. The Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding was started with an undisclosed donation from Barber’s family. (Associated Press, 2/17/11)

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