Join Community Support Services as we celebrate our 30th anniversary of providing life changing services!
Since 1988, Community Support Services has been a leader in Summit County in providing an array of services to meet the needs of individuals living with mental illnesses. Today, our focus is in treating the whole person with primary care and mental health services under one roof.
We are honored to be joined by award-winning author and mental health advocate, Pete Earley. Mr. Earley, a former Washington Post reporter is the author of 11 nonfiction books, including four New York Times bestsellers and six novels. He is best known for his nonfiction book, CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness, which was one of the finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. (The word CRAZY in the title refers to the mental health system.)
CRAZY describes Earley's sturggle to get his adult son help after he developed a severe mental illness and subsequently was arrested. As part of his research, Earley spent 10 months inside Miami Dade County Jail where he followed persons with mental illnesses through the criminal justice system. His best selling book has won awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America. CNN named him one of our nation's top "Mental Wellness Warriors."
11am - Doors Open - Consumer Artwork Available for Viewing and Purchase
11:30am - Opening Remarks by Bob Stokes, President/CEO of Community Support Services
11:45am - Lunch Served
12:10pm - Keynote Speaker, Pete Earley
12:45pm - Closing Remarks, Bob Stokes, President/CEO of Community Support Services