The Insanity of Mental Health Care

Featuring:
Cecile Tebo, LCSW
Crisis Intervention Specialist
SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2012


Join us as Cecile talks about the current state of mental health treatment in New Orleans and across Louisiana. From her recent op-ed piece on Nola.com: 

"Chronic mental illness demands a combination of support systems for stabilization. One piece taken out, such as hospitalization, wreaks havoc on the rest.

The state's decision to repeatedly place the burden of budget shortfalls on the shoulders of those with chronic mental illness is truly insane. There are no savings in this decision. The cost of managing these folks through repeated emergency service and incarcerations will far exceed the reported saving of $1.9 million, as well as the fact that the cost of life is priceless." 

 (You can read the full text HERE. Or watch a video HERE.)
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Agenda:
9:30Am – Coffee, Juice And Light Breakfast Pastries*
10:00Am – Progressive & Social Justice Community Networking
11:00Am – Featured Speaker's Presentation and Discussion
*donation welcomed

Meeting Location:
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Av. New Orleans
☜See map in the Right Sidebar☜ 
(Meeting will be in the Church's main sanctuary on Claiborne- Enter via posted signs at Soniat and South Claiborne)

For more information, contact us: admin@thecommunitybreakfast.org

Held every second Saturday of each month, the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee since May 1983.

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