Parents and families can offer crucial support for loved ones living with mental illness by advocating with doctors, contributing to and monitoring a treatment plan, and conveying hope. However, families can also become frustrated when confronted by the obstacles of patient privacy laws and competency standards, especially if a loved one with serious mental illness is resistant to treatment. How can concerned family members get help when their loved one may be a danger to self or others? Do our mental health policies and laws help or hinder our ability to protect those living with mental illness? Join us for a conversation exploring how the puzzle of mental health policies fit with family and community interest.
- Jim Fix, Psy.D. Executive Director, Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)
- Michael Krelstein, MD, Clinical Director, San Diego Behavioral Health
- Jeffery G. Elias, Esq., Attorney and Consultant in Criminal and Mental Health Law
5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair & Light Appentizers
6:45-8:30pm Panel of Professionals
This event is FREE of charge.
Sponsor: Jewish Family Service of San Diego