Advocate for Mentally Ill Receives High Five

Advocate for Mentally Ill Receives High Five

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Coco Warner ReportingShe's a woman who is described as a tireless advocate for the mentally ill.

Sherri Wittwer is the executive director of the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Utah. She's getting a High Five this morning for her committment to a subject that is misunderstood by a lot of people.

Co-worker Mary Gully nominated Sherri for her hard work, which includes overseeing educational programs, approaching the legislature, and giving various presentations.

Wittwer says, "I love what I do. It's a passion of mine. It's very important that we make sure that those who have mental illness in their families get the education and support that they need."

Wittwer adds that she works with a wonderful staff and receives great support from the community.

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