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St. Joseph Hospital to Host Free Mental Health Fair May 20 to Educate and Drive Awareness and Advocacy

Panel of Clinical Experts to Share Resources and Information on a Range of Mental Health Topics
    ORANGE, CA, May 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- More than 40 million adults in the U.S. experience some form of mental health issue in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, that equates to approximately one of every four individuals nationwide. To help address and provide resources on the wide range of challenges related to mental health for Southern California residents, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange will host a free mental health fair in their Zoul Auditorium on Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and cover an assortment of topics.
Topics to be addressed at the event include:

- 8am - 9am | "What therapy options are available?" - Alternative Brain Therapies
o Siri De Silva, MD
- 9am - 10am | "What does marijuana do to the brain?" - Substance abuse update
o Ashraf Ismail, MD
- 10am - 11am | "What does the research say?" - Current research in severe mental illness
o David Walsh, PsyD, ABPP
- 11am - 12noon | "What helps with focus problems?" - Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
o Jon Chaffee, MD

Refreshments will be served during each session, and attendees will have access to booths with resources and mental health experts capable of sharing more information. Individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, and friends or family members of those who may need information and direction are encouraged to attend the free event.

For more information and resources on mental health, please visit: http://www.sjo.org/behavioralhealth.

About St. Joseph Hospital
Founded in 1929, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California is a nationally recognized, 463-bed, not-for-profit Catholic hospital dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, St. Joseph Hospital's reputation for clinical excellence and compassionate, family-centered care draws patients from all over the United States. This is one reason why St. Joseph Hospital was named one of the top hospitals in the Los Angeles/Orange County area by U.S. News & World Report. With a highly recognized 1,000-member medical staff and more than 3,100 support staff, St. Joseph Hospital is home to more than 75 specialty programs, including The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, the Heart and Vascular Center and a nationally acclaimed Orthopedics program that has been ranked among the top 50 in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. Equally important is St. Joseph Hospital's dedication to caring for the medically underserved through health education programs, a free-standing medical and dental clinic, and mobile health vans. St. Joseph Hospital depends on philanthropic support from the community to carry out its mission. These efforts are coordinated through the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. St. Joseph Hospital is a member of the Irvine-based St. Joseph Hoag Health alliance, an integrated health network of seven hospitals, 26 urgent care centers and an array of programs and services throughout Orange County and the High Desert.


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