Mental Health Fair at Cottage

Free Public Event Offers Resources and Speakers
During National Mental Health Month in May

SANTA BARBARA— The public is invited to attend the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Mental Health Fair on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Burtness Auditorium (enter the hospital at the Bath Street entrance). More than 20 nonprofit agencies from the community will be participating and providing free information at this event. No reservations are needed.

Local mental health professionals will offer information on a variety of topics, including mental health, chemical dependency, community resources, wellness and recovery. Two lectures will also be presented: Officer Keld Hove, who specializes in Restorative Policing at the Santa Barbara Police Department, will speak about mental illness and homelessness in Santa Barbara. Dr. Paul Erickson, Medical Director of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, will discuss adolescent depression and suicide.

The Mental Health Fair takes place in the month of May to commemorate National Mental Health Month. The event is sponsored by Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

2017 Mental Health Fair Speaker Schedule:

11 a.m.
Mental Illness and Homelessness in Our Community
Officer Keld Hove, Restorative Policing
Santa Barbara Police Department

12 p.m.
Adolescent Depression and Suicide
Paul Erickson, MD, Medical Director of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

About Cottage Health
The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 19,000 people, treated 78,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,500 newborns.

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