The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, March 20 meeting will feature a conversation about Mental Health Services in Contra Costa: What's Working, What's Needed.

Come learn about our county's mental health services from the people who work daily with people with severe mental illness. The panel discussion will include:

  • Brenda Crawford, executive director, Mental Health Consumer Concerns, a non-profit agency advocating for and fostering empowerment of people with mental illness.
  • Walter Gorski, mental health specialist, Contra Costa Mental Health Division and chief shop steward, Public Employees Union Local 1.
  • John Gragnani, children's mental health clinical specialist, Contra Costa Mental Health Division and president, Public Employees Union Local 1.
  • Lori Hefner, gerontologist and fiduciary/conservator, court-appointed to handle complex cases involving people unable to make decisions in their own best interest.

The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's web site.

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