On June 18, 2009 the Fred Friendly seminar "Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness" premiered at WHYY before an invited crowd of more than 120 behavioral health professionals.

On Oct. 15, about 35 people gathered in WHYY's Civic Space for a followup town meeting. Those participants, working with moderators from the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, dug more deeply into three of the issues raised by the program and the earlier dialogues at the June 18 session.

The issues:

 

• How should we incorporate the "recovery model" into the regional behavioral health system?

• How can the regional behavior health system address issues of uneven quality of care?

• Given federal, state and county budget problems, how can we best prioritize behavioral health services?

To learn more about what they found, see video and photos from the events, and watch the seminar for yourself, explore the links below.

Minds on the Edge: a closer look October 15, 2009 Once again, mental health professionals from the area gathered to dig more deeply into three of the issues raised by the program and by dialogue at the June 18 session. View the reports on what they found, watch the Fred Friendly seminar "Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness" and comment on your experiences.

Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness Watch an introductory video, see the panel discussion and view video testimonials from the June 18th event.

View "Minds on the Edge" moderator's reports View the moderator's reports from the panel discussions held during the June 18th event.

"Minds on the Edge" debuts at WHYY June 18, 2009 100 people working in the field of mental health gathered at WHYY to screen the latest installment in the Fred Friendly Seminar series, "Minds on the Edge". View photos, learn about the event, and listen to Maiken Scott's interview with Dr. Arthur Evans, director of the Philadelphia department of behavioral health and mental retardation services.

 

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