Posted 27 Oct 2009
A panel of experts will discuss mental health issues following the PBS special, Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness.
Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness connects the dots between personal dilemmas facing individuals and families who are living with mental illness, medical practices that can be barriers to treatment, and laws that may have unintended consequences.
Among those participating in the panel are: David Laffoon, director of the Division of Behavioral Health Services; Dr. Steven Domon, medical director of the Arkansas State Hospital; Jannie Cotton, CEO of Professional Counseling Associates; Kim Arnold, director of NAMI Arkansas; Marquitta Magnini, a family member of a person living with a mental illness and a NAMI Family to Family teacher; and Ruth Trowbridge, a person living with a mental illness and a NAMI connection support group facilitator.
Pamela Smith hosts.
Viewers are invited to submit questions and comments via phone, 800-662-2386, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes. is sponsored by the Arkansas Mental Health Research and Training Institute, Division of Behavioral Health Services.
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