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Strengthening Our System: Mental Health Care in Connecticut
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When: September 22, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, Connecticut  06604
United States
Contact: Ben Shaiken
860-525-5080 x1026

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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.


Confirmed speakers:

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.

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