Thank you to our presenters and attendees at this informative meeting!

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L to R: Alyssa Snyder; Pam Howard; Jess Fenchel; Tory Bright


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Options on Seeking Help for Someone in a Mental Health Crisis

     Often when facing a mental health crisis involving someone who refuses to seek help, we turn to filing an involuntary commitment for inpatient treatment (a 302 petition). This sometimes involves the family or the police. Either way, a frequent outcome is strained relationships and further resistance to pursuing help. Montgomery County now has alternatives that can engage the individual and provide needed help and support without their relinquishing control. Come and hear about these from those who provide them. Speakers include Tory Bright, Regional Mental Health Coordinator and NAMI MontCo Board member; Jess Fenchel, Director of Crisis Services, ACCESS Services, Inc.; and Pam Howard, Montgomery County Office of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

     This presentation was first offered on behalf of Rep. Tom Murt on September 22nd at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatboro. Due to the importance and timeliness of this topic, we are bringing it back to hold at our monthly meeting.

                                                                                                                        Date:             Wednesday, October 5, 2016

                                                                                                                         Time:             7:00 – 8:30 PM

                                                                                                                         Location:     NAMI PA Montgomery County

                                                                                                                                                  100 W. Main Street, Suite 204

                                                                                                                                                  Lansdale, PA 19446

                                                                                                                                                  (Free parking in rear of building)

Refreshments provided. This event is free and open to the public; however, an RSVP is appreciated by Oct 4th: 215-361-7784

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