First Coast Forum: Breaking Through Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health

  • Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Time: 8:00PM to 9:00PM
  • Where: WJCT-TV, WJCT 89.9 FM

The Jacksonville Community Council has identified mental-health treatment as an area in need of improvement on the First Coast. This hour-long program will focus on barriers people with mental illness face to getting treatment. Topics include the stigma associated with mental illness and how it manifests in work, school and family environments.

We’ll hear one man’s story of overcoming struggles with treatment and substance abuse.

We’ll also hear about the Community Council’s initiatives and the progress its committees have made since last fall’s Community Inquiry identified mental-health issues.

And a panel of mental health practitioners and advocates will help unpack the social and policy-related obstacles people with mental illness face. Panelists are Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems Vice President Christine Cauffield, Mental Health America Northeast Florida Executive Director Denise Marzullo, Daniel Memorial CEO Jim Clark and Freedom to Be Me founder Rico Bodin.

WJCT’s Melissa Ross will host this live event, simulcasting on WJCT-TV and WJCT 89.9 FM on May 28 at 8 p.m.

Sponsored By: Lakeview Health

Upcoming Event

Applications Due for the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

  • Date: Sunday, Feb 21, 2021
  • Time: 11:59PM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Online Application
Learn More

2020 Annual report cover

2020 Annual Report

Read about the impact you made by investing in the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

Learn More

DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2018-2019.