Sacramento County to Honor Six Mental Health Champions During Board of Supervisors Meeting

 

Dept of Health & Human Services
Tracy Bennett
Acting Director

7/20/2012 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    mccaslandla@saccounty.net    (916) 875-2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On July 24th, the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services (DHHS/DBHS) will honor six Mental Health Champions during the Sacramento County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. The six individuals and organizations to be recognized have made a significant contribution in reducing stigma experienced by people living with mental illness, providing support or treatment to people living with mental illnesses, advocating for issues related to mental health and/or advancing knowledge in the area of mental illness/health research. The Mental Health Champion awards are given as part of Sacramento County’s Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think project which is funded by the Mental Health Services Act.

WHO: 
Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services

WHAT:  
Awards presentation (Open to the public)

PARTICIPANTS: 
• Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
• Supervisor Don Nottoli, Chairman, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors (award presenter)
• Sacramento County Mental Health Champions
     o Andrea Crook
     o Hank Lee
     o Reba Vinson
     o Dr. Hendry Ton
     o The Effort
     o Consumers Self Help Center

WHEN: 
July 24, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers
700 H Street, Suite 1450, Sacramento, CA 95814

VISUALS:
Awards presentation to six mental health champions in Sacramento County.

RESOURCES:
County representatives will be present.

For more information about the Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think project or
Sacramento County’s mental health efforts, please visit www.stopstigmasacramento.org.
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