Rep. Napolitano to Co-Host Mental Health Briefing
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, a vice chair of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, will co-host a briefing and panel discussion entitled Mental Health in America along with other Task Force Members on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM in the Congressional Auditorium of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.
What: Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Briefing on Mental Health in America
The event will provide an overview of mental health in America as well as insight as to what is being done to address the critical issue. A panel of mental health experts will speak on the key components within the mental health system such as: education for Members and staff on mental illness, funding for mental health services, mental health research and data, prevention and intervention services, and ways to properly report about mental health when working with media. In addition, educational information will be provided to address the issue of stigma.
Who: Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-38)
Members of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
Pamela Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Dr. Wayne Lindstrom, Director of Mental Health America
Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Health Care in Schools The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Mike Kennedy, Director of Sonoma County Mental Health Services
Brian Dyak, President and CEO of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2012
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Congressional Auditorium, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center