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By Will DeMarco
Gazette Reporter 

PAL campaign aims at mental health stigma


August 2, 2018

Shelley Germain Calissendorff

Palouse Advocacy League Director Shelley Germain Calissendorff sets up shop at Palouse Caboose Bar and Grill for conversations about mental health.

The Palouse Advocacy League (PAL) last week sat down with residents at local eateries for conversations about mental health and suicide prevention as part of its "Three Days in July" campaign.

The campaign's aim is to break down the stigma of discussing mental health issues. To this end, PAL Director Shelley Germain Calissendorff spent three days traveling to an array of restaurants, coffee houses and pubs from Moscow to Palouse.

At each stop, Calissendorff talked with visitors about mental health, gave out freebies, sold PAL shirts and collected donations. She also offered a range of reso...

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