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May 17 Program: Addressing Behavioral Health Stigma from a Law, Policy and Medical Perspective
Posted on: 3/25/2019

Behavioral health statistics

  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. 

  • Nearly 45 million adults in America currently struggle with mental illness.  

  • Behavioral health disorders also impact millions of children and adolescents.  

Despite the growing number of people living with mental health challenges, more than half receive no treatment due to stigma, lack of insurance coverage, cost and/or lack of access to health care professionals.  

To aid in identifying both the deficiencies and the solutions, the 2019 Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)/Southern Illinois University (SIU) Health Policy Institute seeks to create an informative and engaging forum aimed at addressing America’s mounting mental health dilemma.

Don't miss Beyond Stigma: Behavioral Health from a Law, Policy and Medical Perspective, an all-day educational program taking place on Friday, May 17. ISMS is proud to be a co-sponsor of the program.

Learn more about the scope of mental illness and its impact on society, as well as specific effects on marginalized populations. The program will cover how various solutions from the legal, policy and treatment arenas feed into the creation of practical and effective strategies.

The program will be offered live in Carbondale with simulcasts in Springfield* and Chicago*.

The program runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all registrations include electronic access to materials, refreshments, and lunch. CME hours to be determined.

Click here to view the registration fees, as the cost of attendance varies. 

*No onsite registration is available at the Springfield or Chicago interactive simulcast sites.



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