This week’s WCHL Hometown Hero is Miriam Fahrer, a board member of the Faith Connection on Mental Illness.

The Faith Connection on Mental Illness works with local faith communities to advocate for and support and educate individuals and families who are living with mental illness.

“The hard part is mental illness is much more silent in some of their parishioners or in their faith communities and if we can find ways to talk about it, whether it’s a sermon, or Sunday school class, a health fair, some way that says: this is something to recognize and something that can be supported by people other than the clergy but with clergy support.” – Miriam Fahrer