East End Mental Health Needs: A Community Conversation

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Southampton Hospital and the East End Clinical Connection (EECC) are cosponsoring a community conversation about East End mental health needs on Tuesday, October 8 from 7–9 p.m. in Parrish Memorial Hall (Herrick Road at the corner of Lewis Street in Southampton). The event will feature some local and greater Long Island panelists addressing the question of whether or not area residents can access the mental health care they may need.

“This free program falls during National Mental Health Awareness Week, October 6–October 12,” Nancy Beckett-Lawless, co-chair of the East End Clinical Connection, said, adding, “We are pleased to be cooperating with Southampton Hospital in marking this important occasion.”

The panel, moderated by Richard Lawless Th.D., Pastoral Counseling, will include Michael Stoltz LCSW, Executive Director, Clubhouse of Suffolk; Alexandra Feely LCSW of The Retreat and East Hampton Healthcare Center; Dr. Lois R. Favre, Superintendent, Bridgehampton UFSD; Virginia St. John LCSW/R, Director of East End DBT and a member of the East Hampton Disability Advisory Board; and Steven Chassman LCSW, CASAC, Clinical Director LICADD and The Poets of Well Being.

The East End Clinical Connection, comprising mental health practitioners and organizations providing behavioral health treatment services to East End residents, will forgo their regularly scheduled monthly meeting to host this very special event. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Information including flyers, brochures and an EECC directory of local behavioral health providers will be available and light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.

To register leave a message with Dolores Keller at Seafield Center 631-569-7335.

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