Mental Health and Gun Violence Discussion Panel (We Will Be Heard — Action Events)
As a part of our groupâ€™s efforts to decrease gun violence, NWSOFA will host a program exploring and evaluating commonly held beliefs connecting mental health and violent behavior. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday May 15th in the conference room at the Palatine Police Station, 595 North Hicks Road. We will have two highly qualified speakers, psychologist Dr. Bruce Bonecutter, who is Director of Psychosocial Services at the Isaac Ray Juvenile Detention Center, and educator Hugh Brady who is the President of the Illinois branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Hugh Brady will focus on separating fact from fiction when it comes to the assumed but rarely evaluated connections between mental illness and violent behavior. Dr. Bonecutter will speak on issues psychological and social issues that perpetuate gun violence in urban environments. His presentation is titled â€œThe New Jim Crow as a Path to Violence for Many Youth.â€ Questions and discussion will be encouraged.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Palatine Police Station Conference Room (Palatine, IL)
595 North Hicks Road
Palatine, IL 60067
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