Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center will host its 18th Annual Town Hall Meeting on mental health care Friday, February 15, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. registration, resource fair and complimentary continental breakfast; 10:00 a.m. panel discussion begins) at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street.
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.”
Last year’s panelists included Leslie Combs from the office of U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Illinois State Representative Laura Fine, Illinois State Representative Robyn Gabel, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, and Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia of the Cook County Department of Corrections.
Check back here for the confirmed list of 2019 panelists. Panelists are subject to change based on schedules and availability.