President's Mental Health Commissioners to Convene on Capitol Hill

Commissioners to hear panels on returning war vets, suicide,

and workplace mental health



27 Mar, 2006, 00:00 ET from Campaign for Mental Health Reform

    WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the
 Campaign for Mental Health Reform:
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050727/DCW037LOGO )
 
     WHEN:    Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1pm - 5pm
 
     WHERE:   Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50
 
     WHAT:    Members of the President's 2002-03 New Freedom Commission on
              Mental Health will convene to hear panels on:
 
              (1) Returning War Veterans and Mental Health;
              (2) Suicide: A National Priority; and
              (3) The Business Case: Mental Health in the Workplace.
 
     AGENDA:  1:00:  Introduction
              *  Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Chair, President's Commission (2002-
                 03)
              *  Thom Bornemann, Ed.D., The Carter Center
              *  A. Kathryn Power, Director, Center for Mental Health Services,
                 SAMHSA
 
              1:30pm:  Returning War Veterans and Mental Health
              Presentations by: Frances Murphy, M.D., M.P.H. (Veterans Health
              Administration), Joy Ilem (Disabled American Veterans), Stefanie
              Pelkey (former Army captain)
 
              2:30pm:  Suicide: A National Priority
              Presentations by: Marley Prunty-Lara (mental health consumer),
              Ileana Arias, Ph.D. (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention),
              Jerry Reed, M.S.W. (SPAN USA), and Calvin Nunnally, Sr. (Virginia
              Department of Health).
 
              3:30pm: The Business Case: Mental Health in the Workplace
              Presentations by: Ron Finch, Ed.D. (National Business Group on
              Health), Henry Harbin, M.D., and Nada Stotland, M.D., M.P.H.
              (Rush Medical College)
 
              4:30pm:  Concluding Discussion
 
     RSVP or Questions
     Members of the media and congressional staff are encouraged to attend.
 RSVP or questions: call the Campaign at 202-587-2984.
 
 
     Background - The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
 issued its final report in July 2003, which may be found at
 www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.  The March 29, 2006 meeting is a
 nongovernmental convening of the former Members of the Commission to examine
 high priority mental health issues of national concern.
 
     The convening is sponsored by the Campaign for Mental Health Reform
 (www.mhreform.org), a coalition of 16 national mental health organizations,
 representing millions of Americans, to make mental health a national priority
 and early access, recovery and quality in mental health services the hallmarks
 of our nation's mental health system.
 
     Contact: Charles Konigsberg, 202.587.2984
 
 

SOURCE Campaign for Mental Health Reform
    WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the
 Campaign for Mental Health Reform:
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050727/DCW037LOGO )
 
     WHEN:    Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1pm - 5pm
 
     WHERE:   Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50
 
     WHAT:    Members of the President's 2002-03 New Freedom Commission on
              Mental Health will convene to hear panels on:
 
              (1) Returning War Veterans and Mental Health;
              (2) Suicide: A National Priority; and
              (3) The Business Case: Mental Health in the Workplace.
 
     AGENDA:  1:00:  Introduction
              *  Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Chair, President's Commission (2002-
                 03)
              *  Thom Bornemann, Ed.D., The Carter Center
              *  A. Kathryn Power, Director, Center for Mental Health Services,
                 SAMHSA
 
              1:30pm:  Returning War Veterans and Mental Health
              Presentations by: Frances Murphy, M.D., M.P.H. (Veterans Health
              Administration), Joy Ilem (Disabled American Veterans), Stefanie
              Pelkey (former Army captain)
 
              2:30pm:  Suicide: A National Priority
              Presentations by: Marley Prunty-Lara (mental health consumer),
              Ileana Arias, Ph.D. (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention),
              Jerry Reed, M.S.W. (SPAN USA), and Calvin Nunnally, Sr. (Virginia
              Department of Health).
 
              3:30pm: The Business Case: Mental Health in the Workplace
              Presentations by: Ron Finch, Ed.D. (National Business Group on
              Health), Henry Harbin, M.D., and Nada Stotland, M.D., M.P.H.
              (Rush Medical College)
 
              4:30pm:  Concluding Discussion
 
     RSVP or Questions
     Members of the media and congressional staff are encouraged to attend.
 RSVP or questions: call the Campaign at 202-587-2984.
 
 
     Background - The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
 issued its final report in July 2003, which may be found at
 www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.  The March 29, 2006 meeting is a
 nongovernmental convening of the former Members of the Commission to examine
 high priority mental health issues of national concern.
 
     The convening is sponsored by the Campaign for Mental Health Reform
 (www.mhreform.org), a coalition of 16 national mental health organizations,
 representing millions of Americans, to make mental health a national priority
 and early access, recovery and quality in mental health services the hallmarks
 of our nation's mental health system.
 
     Contact: Charles Konigsberg, 202.587.2984
 
 SOURCE  Campaign for Mental Health Reform