Issues & Impacts of Mental Illness in our Community.
A Presentation of
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS®
OF BELLINGHAM/WHATCOM COUNTY
Saturday, November 15, 2014
"Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease."
(U.S. Surgeon General's Report).
Do you know someone with a mental illness?
What is the picture of mental illness in Whatcom County?
How does law enforcement interface with mental health?
What diagnosis and treatment resources and exemplary programs are available in our community to serve individuals with mental illness?
This engaging program will enlighten participants about this critical community issue that is often little understood yet widely prevalent. Local experts will provide perspectives and information that may surprise you, and will surely help you sort out facts from myths.
Read the program's Press Release - lwvnet.org/lwv/wa/bellinghamwhatcom/files/Mental_Illness.pdf
Additional Materials - lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/MentalHealth.html
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Video produced by Center for New Media, Bellingham, WA