21 2015

Putting the Puzzle Together: Mental Health Policy and Community Options

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Contact Carole Yellen

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.

Featured Panelists:
- 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