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Camden Behavioral Wellness hosts ‘Evening of Entertainment’, Oct. 19

here’s never been a more compelling reason to help your community, and Camden Behavioral Wellness is giving everyone the opportunity at their “Evening of Entertainment” event October 19 at Laurel Island Links and Bogey’s Bar & Grill.

There’s never been a more compelling reason to help your community, and Camden Behavioral Wellness is giving everyone the opportunity at their “Evening of Entertainment” event October 19 at Laurel Island Links and Bogey’s Bar & Grill.

Comedienne Carrie Gay will be headlining the event with her stand-up comedy routine. Heralded for her “Southern Sassy Flair” by comedy clubs from Atlanta to New York, Gay says the cause benefitted by the evening event is one close to her heart.

“Camden Behavioral Wellness (CBW) has worked for two years to bring a full-time psychiatrist to Camden County,” Gay said. “They have achieved that, but now they need to go further to improve mental health resources in Camden County.”

Founding Chair of CBW, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Molly McCue, said, “Given the high rate of suicides and low ranking for mental health resources in Camden, it is clear that we have a challenge ahead of us. More than 30% of our county’s jail population could be alleviated if we had more readily available mental health resources to evaluate and treat people BEFORE they were incarcerated. And Camden’s suicide rate—especially for young people—is just heartbreaking.”

McCue and Gay both agree that much is needed to make Camden County a stronger community when it comes to mental health and the CBW fundraiser on October 19 will be a big help toward achieving that goal.

A silent and live auction with dozens of quality items will also be featured. Dinner will be served off the menu according to each guest’s choice. Admission is free.

“We all should have one voice in Camden,” Gay said. “Our “#KeepLivingCamden” call-out is going viral and this fundraiser will bring new meaning to our community’s commitment to a mentally healthy population.”

To donate an auction item or for more information, call Lena Brathwaite Bell at 912-266-4969.

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