Mental health support group eyes potential growth

Brianna Jaime-Bruner said the mental health support group meetings at the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center have been a benefit for its participants. PHOTO JULIO MORALES

EL CENTRO — Since its founding a year ago, the peer-led mental health support group that meets weekly at the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center has become a welcome resource for its participants.

That especially rings true for co-facilitator Brianna Jaime-Bruner. By helping to lead the meetings, Jaime-Bruner said she has developed a growing sense of empowerment and a desire to raise awareness about mental health issues, including her own.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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