Rosecrance experts answer questions on local news forum

(From left) Rosecrance's Jason Gorham, Charity Shaw-Moyado, Craig Stallings and Joan Lodge are prepared to answer questions about substance abuse and mental illness April 30, 2012, during a live forum on WTVO-17.

Four Rosecrance managers fielded almost three dozen on-the-air telephone calls from area residents over a 90-minute period April 30, 2012, on WTVO-17.

Anchor Mimi Murphy interviewed Mary Ann Abate, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Mental Health Services, during the 5 p.m. news show. Murphy interviewed Joan Lodge, Director of Emergency Services at the Rosecrance Ware Center, during the 6 p.m. news slot.

Taking phone calls were: Lodge and Abate, when they were not on the news set; Charity Shaw-Moyado, administrator of the Berry Campus; Craig Stallings, administrator of the Harrison Campus; and Jason Gorham, administrator of the Griffin Williamson Campus.

Inquiries were split about equally between substance abuse and mental health issues. In most cases, the Rosecrance managers were able to give the callers solid information about finding the right kind of help for themselves or a loved one.