Sacramento County to Honor Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg & Local Mental Health Champions During Mental Health Board Meeting

 

Department of Health and Human Services
Tracy Bennett
Acting Director

8/29/2012 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Sept. 5th, the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services (DHHS/DBHS) will honor Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and five other Mental Health Champions at the Sacramento County Mental Health Board meeting. The six individuals and organizations 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, advocacy for issues related to mental health and/or advancing knowledge in the area of mental illness/health research.

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

WHAT:  
Awards presentation (Open to the public)

PARTICIPANTS: 
     • Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
     • Mary Ann Carrasco Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral Health Services
     • Sacramento County Mental Health Champions Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
          o Dr. Cameron Carter (UC Davis)
          o Doris Jones, Kaiser Permanente & CSU, Sacramento
          o Dr. Susan Taylor, CSU, Sacramento
          o Transitional Living & Community Support, Inc.
          o Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School

WHEN: 
Sept. 5, 2012, 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Sacramento County Mental Health Board General Meeting
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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