Marcie Jones

From left, local author Marcie Jones, who is the headmistress of Cornerstone Christian Academy, shows her book “Shattering” alongside Jennifer Phelps and Paula Brent (with Lexi).

Marcie Jones, headmistress of Cornerstone Christian Academy, shared her personal story of walking with a loved one affected by mental illness at Wednesday’s Support Families of Adult Mentally Ill (SFAMI) meeting.

About 12 people were present, giving Jones their attention, as she spoke at the Jamerson Memorial Library in Appomattox.

Her book titled “Shattering” was released in April of this year. The book follows the rollercoaster of emotions and trials that her family endured as they rallied around to support her son Hunter during his darkest moments.

Jennifer Phelps of Horizon Behavior Health organizes the SFAMI meetings. As she introduced Jones, Phelps said she was pleased to see a member of the community cultivating conversations on mental illness, especially in Appomattox County.

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