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February 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

How Do We Respond to Mental Illness in Our Community?


Who Should Attend:

  • Faith-based leaders, staff and ministry volunteers
  • Nonprofit community, health and human services providers – leaders and staff
  • Educators, school and school district administrators, youth services providers
  • Business leaders
  • Family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of persons affected by mental illness
  • Law enforcement and justice system personnel
  • Everyone with an interest in learning more about this vital issue and how to contributeto solutions!


    You Will Learn about:

    • The spectrum of mental illnesses, treatment resources and outcomes
    • Pediatric Mental Health: what parents and educators need to know about screeningsand treatments for children and youth
    • Comprehensive resources on mental health awareness, treatment and support from theNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    • The role of law enforcement and the justice system – opportunities and challenges
    • Compassionate, appropriate actions each of us can take – when called upon to respondpersonally in our families or line of work, or to advocate for systemic solutions

      Panelists include:

  • Luis M. Sandoval, MD, MPH – Psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente and past Board Member,National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Heather Huszti, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Mental Health
  • John Leyerle, President, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Orange County Affiliate
  • Ronald E. Lowenberg, Dean, Criminal Justice Training Center, Golden West College
  • A member of the Huntington Beach Police Department
  • Michael P. Donaldson, Director of Pastoral Care for Families In All Stages, Diocese of Orange
  • Camille Heagerty, Recovered Mentally Ill Health Advocate
  • Lucas Forte, Recovered Mentally Ill Health AdvocatePlease join us for an evening of insight and inspiration!

    “You can’t know what no one has told you.”
    – Dr. Joyce Burland, Author of NAMI Signature Education Programs, Family-to-Family, and Provider Education

    Questions? Please contact Forum Organizer (SSJ Parishioner and NAMI member) Lynne Thies at lynnethies@aol.com ▪ 714 299.1405


February 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Colman Hall
20444 Magnolia St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646 United States
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