March 18th, 2020
General Membership Meeting:
Mental Health Affects Us All: Ending the stigma and changing the system
featuring Janet Stewart and Matt Holzmann
Please RSVP with dinner reservations NO LATER THAN Sunday, March 15.
Any dinner requests received after Sunday will be limited to Soup and Salad Bar only.
Wednesday, March 18th
Marie Callender's Restaurant
31791 Del Obispo St.
San Juan Capistrano
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner/Social hour
6:30-8:00 PM General Membership Mtg
Matt and Janet are working to erase the stigma of mental illness.
Approximately 57.7 million Americans experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Mental health issues affect family, friends, institutions, and communities. We work for an enlightened and more sympathetic public understanding of mental illness in hope of diminishing the stigma and discrimination associated with biological brain disorders.
After a 35 year career as a successful entrepreneur and businessman in high technology, Matt Holzmann changed course to become an advocate for system behavioral health change. The cycle of homelessness, incarceration, addiction and mental illness of those most at risk can be broken by providing whole-person care, centered on the individual and their family. Proven models from the United States and Europe can provide better, more compassionate and more cost-effective results even for those suffering from serious mental illness.
Janet Stewart is a volunteer teacher for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Orange County — a nonprofit that envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilled lives supported by a community that cares. Janet debunks the myths and offers hope to family members at hospitals, churches and schools. A long-time Orange County resident and UCLA graduate, she volunteers for Swing Left and Otra Mas Horse Rescue and Equine Assisted Therapy. You can also enjoy Janet’s stand-up comedy at open mic nights around SoCal.