Free Mental Health And Recovery Event Hosted By County On Jan. 13

Alessia Grunberger

GERMANTOWN, MD — A free event focusing on substance misuse treatment and mental health care will be held online next week.

The event — scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13 — is part of a series called "Healing and Holding On - One Conversation at a Time for the Community." These virtual discussions are held every other Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Next week's meeting will feature two speakers: Latonia and Ed "Bunny" Rich, co-founders of a recovery assistance organization called Tree of Hope. Both in long-term recovery, Latonia and Ed will address the devastating impact that addiction can have on people and explain the benefits of using the support of peer specialists.

For more information, visit the county's COVID-19 website and click on mental health resources or email

This article originally appeared on the Germantown Patch