WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 20, 2014, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will bring together leading psychologists, journalists, scholars, veterans, and advocates in a dynamic exchange on the future of mental health in the U.S. The Chicago School is the leading nonprofit graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences with a campus in the D.C. area.
The national event, Let's Talk Solutions for the Future of Mental Health, will be held at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington D.C., from 7:30–11 a.m. The event is complimentary, but registration is required.
"One only has to pay attention to a single day's worth of news coverage to know how badly a national conversation is needed to find meaningful and permanent policy solutions to our mental health crisis," says Michele Nealon-Woods, Psy.D., national president of The Chicago School. "For too long we've been talking about the issue while mental health problems and stigma continue to grow. Now is the time to gather practical ideas on how to improve mental health care and services both nationally and internationally."
Presenters at the event will discuss three high-impact areas: Creating a National Conversation to Reframe Views on Mental Health; Increasing Mental Health Services in Underserved Communities; and Expanding Access to and the Quality of Mental Health Care for Veterans.
Distinguished presenters, panelists and emcee will include:
- Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods, National President, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Lee Woodruff, best-selling co-author, In An Instant; contributor, CBS This Morning; and freelance writer
- M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D., 15th U.S. Surgeon General
- Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP, Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
- Captain Mike Colston, M.D., Director, Mental Health Program, Clinical and Program Policy Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
- Koby Langley, Associate Director, Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, The White House
- The Honorable Ben Cline, Virginia House of Delegates; Chair, Courts of Justice Mental Health Subcommittee
- Katherine Nordal, Ph.D., Executive Director for Professional Practice, American Psychological Association
- Patricia Arredondo, Ed. D., Campus President, Chicago, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Orlando L. Taylor, Ph.D., Director, Academic Leadership Graduate Certificate Program, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- David Culver, Reporter, NBC4, Washington (Emcee)
What: Let's Talk Solutions for the Future of Mental Health
Hosted by: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Co-hosts: The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region; Mental Health Association of Montgomery County; and Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Where: National Press Club, Washington, DC
Time: 7:30 a.m. registration; 8:00 a.m. program
Registration Cost/Link: Free/bit.ly/letstalksolutions
SOURCE The Chicago School of Professional Psychology