Peers helping peers: Caring Place assists folks with mental illness

John Hill, co-executive director of Caring Place in Newton, left, visits with Laura Gatlin on Friday night at Caring Place during a spaghetti dinner. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a multi-part series on mental illness. By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now People with mental illness have a tendency to isolate themselves—especially folks who have severe and persistent mental illness, as in the case of bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. Caring Place in Newton, which is in the Newton train station, can help people with severe and persistent mental illnesses


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