29 2014

JFS Behavioral Health Committee Panel Event

5:45PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive
CA 92122

Contact Carole Yellen

We are often afraid or ashamed to admit feelings of frustration, despair or guilt over caring for a child, even an adult child, with mental illness. But only when we speak out do we find we are not alone. Together we find support and hope! 5:45-6:30pm • Resource Fair & Light Appetizers 6:30-8:00pm • Panel of Professionals Featured Panelists: - Liza Long, author of the blogpost “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” Following the Newton tragedy, this mother sparked a viral online conversation when she revealed her agonizing struggle with caring for and finding support for her mentally ill, sometimes violent child. - Alfredo Aguirre, Director of Mental Health, San Diego County Mr. Aguirre will discuss San Diego County programs, services and policies that aim to help the severely mentally ill, even those who may resist treatment or whose families are concerned about potential violent behavior. . This Event is Free of Charge. www.jfssd.org/behavioralhealth The Behavioral Health Committee of Jewish Family Service of San Diego provides resources and services for coping and living with mental illness and seeks to eliminate stigma by increasing community awareness. Linda Janon – Founder of the Mental Health Committee