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February 17, 2019

2/6/2019 3:19:00 PM
Elected Officials Speak About Mental Health At Turning Point's 18th Annual Town Hall Meeting

Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center hosts its 18th annual Town Hall Meeting on mental health care from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.

At 9:30 a.m. there will be check-in, a resource fair and complimentary continental breakfast. The panel discussion begins at 10 a.m.

A panel of elected officials and local experts will discuss mental health care access and the impact of current political and economic factors on mental health services.

The Town Hall Meeting is open to the public. Admission is free and reservations are not required but capacity is limited.

Turning Point CEO Ann Fisher Raney said, “Turning Point has been proud to host this important meeting since 2002 because it provides a forum for our residents to share their concerns and questions with decision-makers and for everyone to think together about new solutions to difficult problems. We welcome everyone to come together for a conversation that provides inspiration and encouragement for everyone in our community.”

Confirmed panelists to date include Leslie Combs from the office of U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Illinois State Senator Laura Fine, Illinois State Senator Ram Villivalam, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and Dr. Jane Gubser, Psy.D of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Panelists are subject to change based on schedules and availability.

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