Lakeville Journal

There is an enduring myth that paints Litchfield County as a bucolic paradise where weekenders and retirees spend quality time and life moves at a serene, calm pace. 

And while that may be true for many, the reality is that for many who live and work in the rural Northwest Corner, life is overwhelming and problems seem impossible to solve alone.

Countless adults and teens facing mental health issues — such as depression, anxiety, opiate and other addictions —often don’t know where to turn for help. Many lack transportation to get to appointments with...