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Sacramento County to Honor Local Mental Health Champions During Children's Provider Meeting

 

Department of Health and Human Services
Tracy Bennett
Acting Director

12/5/2012 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    mccaslandla@saccounty.net    (916) 875-2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On December 7th, the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services (DHHS/DBHS) will honor four Mental Health Champions at the Sacramento County, Division of Behavioral Health’s Children’s Provider meeting. The four individuals and organizations have made a significant contribution in reducing stigma experienced by people living with mental illness, providing support or treatment to people living with mental illnesses, advocating for issues related to mental health and/or advancing knowledge in the area of mental illness/health research.

WHO: 
Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/
Division of Behavioral Health Services

WHAT:  
Awards presentation (Open to the public)

PARTICIPANTS: 
     • Lisa Bertaccini, Chief of Sacramento County Child & Family Mental Health
     • Sacramento County Mental Health Champions
          o Lishia Jackson, Human Services Social Worker at Sacramento County Child  Protective Services
          o Ravneet Kang, Student at CSU, Sacramento & Peer Educator at Active Minds
          o Joseph Sison, M.D., Medical Director at Heritage Oaks Hospital  & Associate Clinical Professor at
             UC Davis
          o Sacramento County Office of Education, Prevention & Student Services Dept.

WHEN: 
December 7, 2012, 10:15 a.m.

WHERE:
Sacramento County, Division of Behavioral Health’s Children’s Provider meeting
7001-A East Parkway, Conference Room 1, Sacramento, CA.

VISUALS:
Awards presentation to four mental health champions in Sacramento County.

RESOURCES:
County representatives will be present.

For more information about the Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think project or
Sacramento County’s mental health efforts, please visit www.stopstigmasacramento.org. or www.dhhs.saccounty.net.