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Catholic Day at the Capitol: Mental Health Care in Mississippi
May 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mental Health Care in Mississippi
A Conference Sponsored by Catholic Charities Jackson
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The 2018 Catholic Day at the Capitol, which was to focus on Mental Health Care Reform in Mississippi, was cancelled due to winter weather. The Parish Social Ministry Office of Catholic Charities Jackson has rescheduled the event for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The day will begin at the St. Peter Cathedral Center and will include two dynamic advocates for mental health, a panel of speakers representing parents, and several agencies, as well as a workshop on Advocacy in place of the usual trip to the Capitol.
Mississippi is currently facing a lawsuit for its lack of compliance with the 2009 Olmstead Supreme Court ruling which required states “to provide community-based treatment for persons with mental disabilities when… such placement is appropriate.” Updates on the 2018 legislative session’s bills related to mental health care will be addressed.
Angela Ladner Dr. Joy Hogge
Executive Director Executive Director
Mississippi Psychiatric Association Mississippi Familes as Allies
9 AM: Arrival at St. Peter Cathedral Center, name tags, coffee, and refreshments
10 AM: Greeting/Welcome – Sue Allen, Catholic Charities Jackson, Of fice of Parish Social Ministry
10:05 AM: Welcome, Opening Remarks and Prayer – Bishop Joseph Kopacz, Diocese of Jackson
10:20 AM: Keynote Speaker and Panel Moderator – Angela Ladner, Executive Director, Mississippi
11 AM: Panel Presentation on various aspects of Mental Health Care and the Need for Reform
12:05 PM: Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter
12:45 PM: Box Lunch
Capstone Speaker: Dr. Joy Hogge, Executive Director, Mississippi Families as Allies
2 PM: Advocacy 101 Workshop – John Lunardini, Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Charities Jackson
To register, please visit: www.CatholicCharitiesJackson.org
- Catholic Charities Office of Parish Social Ministry