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Mental health: Addressing San Diego’s not so silent epidemic

Spirit of the Barrio is on Friday, March 16 from 11:30 pm to 1 pm at the Logan Heights Family Health Center
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Logan Heights Family Health Center

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) will welcome a panel of health experts as they discuss the challenges with creating a large-scale integrated mental health system and how we can better serve the community in the face of these struggles.

Speakers include:

Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services, County of San Diego HHSA

Dimitrios Alexiou, FACHE, President/CEO of the Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Mark Marvin, PhD, Director of San Diego PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team)

Cathryn Nacario, RN, MHA, CEO of NAMI San Diego (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

ABC 10 News Investigative Reporter Jennifer Kastner will emcee the event held on Friday, March 16, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Logan Heights Family Health Center located at 1809 National Avenue.

Tickets to attend the luncheon are $25 and available for purchase HERE.

Since 1986, Family Health Centers of San Diego has hosted the Spirit of the Barrio, a traditional tamales, beans and rice luncheon, to raise critical funding for health care programs and services by bringing together local businesses, individuals and community leaders for networking, education, entertainment and community building.

About 400 guests attend each luncheon quarterly. For more information, please call (619) 515-2306 or click HERE. For the latest information related to community outreach, programs and research find us at @FamilyHealthSD on Twitter.

Spirit of the Barrio is on Friday, March 16 from 11:30 pm to 1 pm at the Logan Heights Family Health Center

The Logan Heights Family Health Center located at 1809 National Avenue, San Diego, 92113

About Family Health Centers of San Diego

Family Health Centers of San Diego has been an integral part of San Diego County’s health care safety net for four decades and is proud to be one of the largest, private, nonprofit networks of community clinics in the nation. FHCSD’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low-income and medically underserved persons. More information is available at www.fhcsd.org.