The City of Framingham is hosting a free Community Mental Health Seminar on Wednesday August 26, 2020 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The seminar will be held remotely via Zoom and aims to introduce resources available to Framingham residents if they or a loved one are facing mental health challenges.
The event is being sponsored by the City of Framingham, Framingham Health Department, Office of the Mayor, City Council, Framingham Public Schools, Advocates Inc., Framingham Police Department, Senate President Karen Spilka, State Representatives Maria Robinson, Jack Lewis, and Carmine Gentile.
The program will be led by Katelyn Dehey, LMHC, Manager of the Advocates Co-Response Training and Technical Assistance Center and Officer Jay Ball of the Framingham Police Department. The program will include the following segments:
- Overview of Co-Response Jail Diversion Program Collaboration with Framingham Police Department
- Identifying Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness
- Mental Health First Aid Overview
- Overview of Framingham Community Mental Health Resources
- Closing Remarks by Mayor Spicer