Mental Illness: A Family Affair


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Come join the discussion about mental illness in our families and in our community. This is a free community event, featuring talks from healthcare providers and community stakeholders, with 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. 

June 30th, 2018
1 – 4 pm

Wesley Long Hospital, Classroom 1
2400 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27403

We will hear from doctors, patients and family members, as well as a panel discussion with members of various local organizations who provide services to individuals and families struggling with mental health diagnoses. 

Registration is suggested but not required. Light snacks will be provided. Register here.

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 Association in 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