JAMI-STL offers mental health symposium

JAMI – StL (Jewish Attention to Mental Illness – St. Louis) hosts its first community symposium on mental health Sunday, May 23 at the JCC’s Kopolow Building.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with the free program to follow from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Rabbi James Stone Goodman of Congregation Neve Shalom will begin and end the program, which two speakers and question and answer sessions.

Lesley Levin will focus on community responses to mental health and Dr. Luis Giuffra will speak on state of the art treatment and research. Levin is President and CEO of Behavioral Health Response, a clinical call center. Giuffra is a psychiatrist and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

The focus of the symposium is on treatment, recovery and hope.

For more information, go to www.neveshalom.org and check out JAMI STL under Programs or call Neve Shalom at 314-863-4366.