Roanoke nonprofit donates $25,000 to free clinic to provide better access to mental health care

ROANOKE, Va. – A nonprofit in Roanoke is working with the Bradley Free Clinic to ensure people in the Roanoke Valley have access to mental health care.

On Friday, Tudor House donated $25,000 to the free clinic to fund the new behavioral services wing. The organization honors Louis Tudor of Roanoke, who died by suicide in 2020.

The new wing will enable staff at the clinic and Tudor House to help people struggling with mental health and suicidal thoughts.

Organizers hope the new building will help people have more open conversations about mental illness.

“There’s such a stigma around suicide. People don’t like to talk about it or when someone dies by suicide and their family and loved ones aren’t sure how other people will react,” said Kathleen Thorell, Executive Director of Tudor House.

The new wing is expected to open this spring.

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