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Division of Mental Health Director giving closing remarks at conference Friday, 10/4

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
              919-855-4840

Raleigh, N.C. - The Department of Health and Human Services' Director of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, Dave Richard, will join Secretary Frank L. Perry of the NC Department of Public Safety and Dr. Ben Matthews, Director of the Safe and Healthy Schools Support Division, for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Conference on Friday, October 4.

The conference is titled Creating Community Solutions Post Sandy Hook Engaging Youth and Families, Mental Health Law Enforcement and Schools. The three state leaders will jointly present the closing plenary: A Cross Departmental Vision for a Responsive Mental Health System.

Richard is expected to address the need for the state mental health system to meet the needs of children and adults in communities while expressing the need for public involvement, and the commitment to engage families and consumers. He will also join forces with the other panelists to address the ongoing need for coordination and collaboration across agencies.

WHAT: National Alliance on Mental Illness 29th Annual Conference Creating Community Solutions Post Sandy Hook Engaging Youth and Families, Mental Health Law Enforcement and Schools

WHEN: Friday, October 4th. Closing remarks are scheduled to begin at 4:10 PM.

WHERE: Jane S. McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC, 27606

PRESS: Open

CONTACT: Chris Pfitzer,DHHS Office of Communications,919-455-5540

 

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