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Manny’s: Reforming our mental healthcare system with Zak Williams and Supervisors Ronen and Haney
October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The way we treat and care for mental heath is in desperate need of reform – here to discuss is Robin Williams’ son and Supervisor Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney!
How do we currently identity, treat, and care for those with mental health issues in our city and country?
How could that cycle of care be reformed for the better?
What are ways to reduce the overall stigma around mental health and how can we be a part of the change?
This is a conversation on mental heath and the care needed for it.
In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4 percent) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime but only recently has a nationwide conversation begun on comprehensive care.
Zak Williams is Robin Williams son and founded the mental health support company PYM Health. He has spoken publicly about crippling depression and the trauma he experienced surrounding his father’s death. Robin Williams’ suicide on August 11th, 2014 at the age of 63 sparkled a national conversation on depression and suicide. These are issues close to Zak’s heart and ones he’s found strength in advocating around.
For more on Zak’s struggle and strength read the below Good Morning America article.
Supervisor Hillary Ronen and Supervisor Matt Haney are currently working on instituting universal mental heath care in San Francisco. This would mean offering free mental health care and substance abuse treatment to any city resident in need. The plan calls for a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week service center that accepts anyone no matter how severe their needs and an office that would coordinate care.
On Mental Health SF: