Shifting the Mental Health Care Paradigm from
Silence to Advocacy…One Voice at a Time
Serious mental illnesses afflict more than 30 million people in the United States. In addition to the personal toll it takes on its victims, the devastation that it causes to their loved ones is incalculable. No one escapes the debilitating effects of mental illness. Business and the economy are affected by the loss of productivity. Yet we still operate under the same paradigm that has been applied to mental health for decades. That paradigm is clearly reflected in a report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General which stated that one in 10 children suffer from a mental illness that is serious enough to cause some level of impairment, but that less than 20 percent of those youngsters receive needed treatment in any given year.
It is for this reason that SJ introduced her advocacy training program in 2007- “Shifting the Mental Health Care Paradigm from Silence to Advocacy…One Voice at a Time.” Her audiences have been university allied health departments, medical schools, addiction/dual treatment centers, probation and parole departments, law enforcement and local, regional and annual conferences.
It is for this reason that SJ Hart and Associates introduced their advocacy training program in 2007 “Shifting the Mental Health Care Paradigm from Silence to Advocacy…One Voice at a Time.”
Over the last four years, this forum has grown and expanded. Her audiences have included university allied health departments, medical schools, addiction/dual treatment centers, law enforcement, and regional and international conferences.
Today, in conjunction with her team of professionals and experts, SJ is continuing her efforts to raise awareness and shift the paradigm of mental illness. In this forum, speakers candidly discuss multi-generational mental illness and the impact that these illnesses have on society including:
Join us for a one-day workshop in Natick, Massachusetts on Friday, November 4th OR Saturday, November 5th. This workshop will include a keynote, education forum, presentation/discussion with author and international speaker SJ Hart and colleagues