Strengthening Our System: Mental Health Care in Connecticut
What actions can Connecticut take to strengthen its community-based mental health system and ensure a robust continuum of care? On September 22nd, The Alliance and NAMI Connecticut, in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) led by the National Council for Behavioral Health, will host the first in a series of forums to explore solutions to these pressing issues.
Join us to hear experts across disciplines provide a scan of current challenges in access to mental health care in Connecticut, identify barriers that inhibit the delivery of services, and delve into policy changes needed to support a robust continuum of care that reaches all individuals at their point of need.
Charles Ingoglia – Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health
Sarah Eagan – CT Child Advocate
Alicia Woodsby – Executive Director, Partnership for Strong Communities
Anthony Pierlioni - Social Rehabilitation and Young Adult Services Manager, InterCommunity
Paul Acker – Co-Chair of the Adult Committee of Keep the Promise, Advocacy Unlimited
Dr. Peter Jacoby – Emergency Medicine Doctor, St. Mary’s Hospital
Luis Perez – President & CEO, Mental Health Connecticut
Alice Forrester – Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Beers Clinic
Amanda Sage - Bridge House
Adam Scott – Supervising Assistant State’s Attorney, Manchester State’s Attorney’s Office
The discussion will be facilitated by Diane Smith. Diane is the anchor and senior producer for program development at CTN, the Connecticut version of C-SPAN. Diane has been on the air in Connecticut for more than 25 years at WTNH-TV, CPTV, CT-N and WTIC-Newstalk 1080. A New York Times bestselling author, Emmy award winning journalist, documentary producer, and speaker, Diane Smith is a media veteran. Diane’s book Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own, written with MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, became an instant best seller.