Mental Health Fair at Cottage Health
Free Public Event Offers Resources and Speakers During National Mental Health Month in May
The public is invited to attend the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Mental Health Fair on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Burtness Auditorium (enter the hospital at the Bath Street entrance). More than 20 nonprofit agencies from the community will be participating and providing free information at this event. No reservations are needed.
The Neurobiology of PTSD
Paul Erickson, MD, the Medical Director for Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency at Cottage Health discusses new research that indicates neurobiology and genetics play a role in the occurrence and severity of PTSD in patients.
Watch and Learn
Local mental health professionals will offer information on a variety of topics, including mental health, chemical dependency, community resources, wellness and recovery. Two lectures will also be presented: Officer Keld Hove, who specializes in Restorative Policing at the Santa Barbara Police Department, will speak about mental illness and homelessness in Santa Barbara. Dr. Paul Erickson, Medical Director of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, will discuss adolescent depression and suicide.
The Mental Health Fair takes place in the month of May to commemorate National Mental Health Month. The event is sponsored by Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
2017 Mental Health Fair Speaker Schedule:
Mental Illness and Homelessness in Our Community
Officer Keld Hove, Restorative Policing
Santa Barbara Police Department
Adolescent Depression and Suicide
Paul Erickson, MD, Medical Director of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital