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MEDIA ADVISORY: Coping with Mental Illness and Crafting Public Policy

ATTENTION: NEWS DESKS

08 January 2002
Contact: Janet Gilmore
(510) 642-5685
jeg@pa.urel.berkeley.edu


 

WHAT:
"Coping with Mental Illness and Crafting Public Policy," a daylong conference designed to promote a greater understanding of mental illness, including its physical causes. Participants also will discuss treatment options, outpatient care, and the push for increased medical coverage.

The University of California, Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies and the University of California San Francisco's Office of Continuing Medical Education is organizing the conference.

 
 

WHEN:
Saturday, Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 
 

WHERE:
Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley. (Some panelists will be based at UCLA. Participants from UCLA and UC Berkeley will be linked via teleconferencing equipment).

 
 

WHO:
Participants will include Dr. Robert Okin, a UCSF professor and vice chair of psychiatry and chief of psychiatry at San Francisco General Medical Center; Assemblywoman Helen Thomson (D-Davis), chair of the California Assembly Health Committee; and Lonnie Snowden, professor of social welfare, UC Berkeley.

A full list of participants, including noted mental health experts from UCLA, is on the Web: http://mentalhealthpolicy.berkeley.edu/program.html.
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BACKGROUND:
NOTE: For more information or for parking assistance, contact Marc Levin at UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies, (510) 643-6476. To attend at UCLA, contact Dan Page at (310) 794-2265 or dpage@support.ucla.edu.

 
    


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