Arlington Event Details
Stories of Success in our Community: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Find out what Arlington County is doing to help people who struggle with mental health and substance abuse. This program will demonstrate ways to help people with mental health and substance abuse issues live better, more productive lives — which makes our community a better place for everyone!
Did you know…
The largest providers of mental health services are the jails and prisons?
Adult offenders have rates of substance abuse that are more than four times that of the general population?
Over 8.9 million people in the United States have both a substance abuse and mental health disorder?
Keynote Speaker: Pete Earley, former Washington Post reporter and author of New York Times bestseller The Hot House and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness
Honorable Louise M. DiMatteo, Judge — Circuit Court for Arlington County, Virginia
Leslie Weisman, LCSW, Bureau Chief, Mental Health Entry Services, Behavioral Healthcare Division, Arlington County Department of Human Services
Michelle Hawkins, Member, Offender Aid and Restoration Advocacy Program, Personal Story of Recovery and Hope