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Nature's Bounty, a market making a difference, will hold an open
house Friday, May 9, to mark both its official opening and Mental
Health Week.

"Nature's Bounty provides an ideal business setting for mental
health consumers to learn the retail industry," said psychologist
Dr. Norman Greenberg. "The long-range plan is for it to provide
transitional employment where people master the skills necessary
to return to the competitive work environment."

The market is an innovative example of the benefits of a
public-private partnership. Three partners are involved in this
venture: Bill Andrews, who provides the market with fruits and
vegetables; Alain Bergeron, who deals in a variety of cheeses,
and the Affirmative Industry Association of Nova Scotia, which
supplies a variety of pet supplies. Several other items,
including home-baked goods, are sold on consignment.

Mr. Andrews and Mr. Bergeron are involved in the daily operation
of the market; association members, under the guidance of the
Nova Scotia Hospital, staff the market during the afternoon.

The open house, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., is just one of several
activities planned for Mental Health Week, May 4-10. The Nova
Scotia Hospital will also launch Mount Hope: Then and Now, a
history of the hospital. A number of staff events are also
planned; all will support the theme Making Mental Health Matter.

The market is at 200A Portland St. in Dartmouth.


Contact: The Nova Scotia Hospital
         Community relations

trp              May. 1, 1997 - 3:50 p.m.