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Friday Forum: RAW - An Honest Conversation about Mental Illness
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Date(s): January 22, 2016
Time: 12:15 PM  PST - 1:15 PM  PST
Sentinel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR

Program Information: Doors open at 11:30am; Program begins at 12:15pm.

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RAW: An Honest Conversation about Mental Illness with Sheila Hamilton, Storm Large and Dr. Chris Farentinos

Join Sheila Hamilton (pictured), News Director and Co-host of the morning news program at KINK-FM who recently authored a book, All the Things We Never Knew, and Storm Large, singer and author of the book, Crazy Enough, as they discuss the trauma of a family member's mental illness with Dr. Chris Farentinos, Director of Behavioral Health at Legacy Health and spokesperson for the Unity Center for Behavioral Health - a forthcoming collaboration of Legacy, Adventist, OHSU and Kaiser. Join us as we dive in, look up and look ahead … envisioning a place where people suffering from mental illness, and their families, are treated as compassionately, holistically and empathetically as people suffering from heart disease, a broken bone or cancer. How can we get there?

Book signing: Sheila Hamilton and Storm Large will stay to sign books for a few minutes after the program. If you have a copy All the Things We Never Knew or Crazy Enough, bring them with you for autographs!

Storm Large's
one woman show and award winning memoir, Crazy Enough echoes the familiar sadness and survival in Sheila Hamilton's brilliant new release. The topic of mental illness is finally being discussed more openly, connecting a huge, lonely part of our society with other survivors, as well as people and organizations who can further help them. 

Dr. Chris Farentinos
After serving as Chief Operating Officer for De Paul Treatment Centers, Dr. Chris Farentinos became Director for Behavioral Health Services for Legacy Health, a not-for-profit health system with six hospitals and more than 50 clinics in Portland and Southwest WA. Dr. Farentinos is a leading advocate behind Unity Center for Behavioral Health, a collaboration between Legacy, Adventist, OHSU and Kaiser to consolidate current psychiatric units and to create a 24/7 psychiatric emergency service located in Portland. Unity is set to open in late 2016.

Thank you to our special program sponsors, Legacy Health, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Kaiser PermanenteArtslandia and Alpha Media.



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