Former justice, education commish to discuss mental health
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Former New Hampshire state Supreme Court Justice John Broderick, co-chairman of a mental health awareness initiative, is teaming up with Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut to talk at a high school about recognizing the signs of mental illness.
The two are scheduled to visit Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan on Thursday. Discussions among students, teachers and staff will be part of the Change Direction New Hampshire campaign, an effort to advance a national initiative to change the stigma of mental illness.
Broderick and Edelbut also will talk with Mascoma guidance counselors and school leaders.
The two kicked off the talks in September at Sanborn Regional High School.
Broderick, senior director of public affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, was seriously injured in 2002 when he was attacked by his son, who at the time suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness.
This story has been corrected to show that it is not the first joint appearance of John Broderick and Frank Edelblut.