PAM BIRRELL, PhD. will discuss, “How can family, friends, and mental health workers support the humanity of a person who is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder?” Mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor panel will join in free public forum.

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when Jan 31, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
where Eugene Public Library, Eugene, Oregon
contact name
contact phone 541-345-9106
attendees All are welcome! Free refreshments. All agencies and groups that work in mental health are asked to share your news.
Mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors are invited to attend and speak out! Opal Network amplifies your voice.
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Free public forum by Opal Network

Topic: Restore Human Dignity in Mental Health Care Through Authentic Relationship

Presentation by PAM BIRRELL, PhD.

How can family, friends, and mental health workers support the humanity of a person who is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder?

Dr. Pam Birrell is a Senior Instructor in the Psychology Department at the University of Oregon. She teaches courses on trauma, ethics and psychopathology. She is trained in community mental health and maintains a private practice.

A moderated public forum will include a panel with lived experience of mental health care:

*** JERRY SMITH is a mental health consumer and retired social worker who is on the City of Eugene Community Task Force on Homelessness.

*** T.C. DUMAS, PhD is a long-time leader for change in mental health care.

Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Eugene Public Library
Bascom-Tykeson Room
100 W. 10th Ave., Eugene

The Opal Network is a Lane County coalition to support the empowerment, voice and self-determination of users of mental health services.

This free public forum has met quarterly in the Eugene Public Library since 2007. It was named in honor of the popular author Opal Whiteley [1897-1992], who was raised in Lane County, and was confined for nearly 50 years in a psychiatric institution.

Thank you to Opal Network sponsors:

Center for Family Development *** City of Eugene Human Rights Center *** Direction Service *** Lane County Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council *** Lane Independent Living Alliance *** Laurel Hill Center *** MindFreedom Lane County *** NAMI Lane County *** Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition *** Oregon Family Support Network *** ShelterCare *** Trauma Healing Project

Info 541-345-9106

Accessible. Sign language with 72 hours notice.

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