Girls happily reading their books - at Orchard Place Des Moines

Former Orchard Place Resident Shares Her Story

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At the April 13th Orchard Place luncheon for members of the Elizabeth Mann Society and Children's Champions, Marian Hall and her Dad and Mom Andy and Julie told their story about dealing with mental illness.

In December Marian shared her struggle with Des Moines Register columnist Daniel Finney.  In the article, Marian said that Orchard Place saved her life.

In a very moving presentation, the Hall family described their journey to get Marian the help she needed. The family are true advocates for Orchard Place.  They encourage other families who have children with mental health issues to break the stigma and get help.  

Pictured above are Andy Hall, Marian Hall and Julie Hall.  Everyone at Orchard Place thanks them for sharing their very emotional story.