Refreshments will be served.
In order to create a healthy community, all of us need to learn how to best care for each other. The Oakland Community Relations Committee invites you to take part in this interactive forum to help improve dialogue about mental illness, reduce prejudice and dispel myths, and better equip community organizations to interact and support individuals living with mental illness.
8 to 8:30 a.m.
Mental Health: Here and Now
Kenneth C. Nash, MD, MMM, Vice Chief of Clinical Services, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Interactive Panel Discussion. Audience encouraged to come with their questions about items affecting their organizations and community.
Ellie Medved, Vice President, Ambulatory and Crisis Operations, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Chris Michaels, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwestern PA
Patricia L. Valentine, Executive Deputy Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
9:30 to 10 a.m.
Conclusion with information regarding additional community resources and upcoming training events.