Mental Illness: A Family Affair

Mental Illness: A Family Affair

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wesley Long Hospital, Classroom 1
2400 W. Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27403

Event Details

This is a free community event, featuring talks from healthcare providers and community stakeholders, and discussion about supporting loved ones in recovery from mental illness. Topics will include:

  • Why talking about mental health is important.
  • How to help a loved one who has been diagnosed.
  • What to do in a crisis situation.
  • Resources available to help. 

Registration is suggested but not required. Light snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Alex Espitia at  (336) 373-1402, ext. 364 or


1:00 pm – Why We’re Here
• Why talking about mental health is important and how it can affect you and your loved ones
• What roadblocks to expect and how to navigate them
• How to advocate for your loved one

1:40 pm – So Someone’s Been Diagnosed; Now What?
• How it can affect your family or friend
• What you can expect when looking for help
• What happens after you involuntarily commit a loved one

2:15 pm – Break Time

2:25 pm – What To Do In A Crisis Situation
• What to do or say to de-escalate a crisis situation
• What happens when you do have to call the police and how to communicate with them
• The involuntary commitment process

2:50 pm – What Resources Are Available To Help You
• Hear from representatives from: Mental Health Greensboro, NAMI, Monarch, Alcohol and Drug Services, Family Service of the Piedmont, Cone Behavioral Health Hospital, and more!!

3:40 pm – Meet the representatives!

4:00 pm – END


Bookings are closed for this event.