Santa Rosa, CA – July 7, 2017 –
The public is invited to gain insight and understanding about
mental health challenges and community resources at a presentation by the
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), hosted by the County of Sonoma Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The presentation will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 13,
in the Hearing Room of the Permit & Resource Management Department located at 2550 Ventura Ave., Santa Rosa, 95403.
Guest speaker Whitney Rogers, NAMI Sonoma County Peer & Family Support
Manager, will discuss the local chapter’s community efforts to increase
awareness of mental health challenges and eliminate stigma. NAMI strives to
positively impact mental health systems, provide direct support and educational
services, and offer hope to families and individuals living with mental
Rogers will provide insight into Sonoma County’s most prevalent
mental health concerns, and address questions from CSW commissioners and members of the public who attend.
Raising awareness and providing resources for mental health and
suicide prevention is one of four main initiatives CSW Sonoma County is
championing through 2018 (along with affordable childcare, empowering women and
intimate partner violence).
For more information about this presentation, contact Tracy
mission of the Commission on the Status of Women is to promote equal rights and
opportunities that enhance the quality of life for all women and girls, and to
address issues of discrimination and prejudice that negatively affect women in