Steinberg, USC Professor to Address Mental Health Issues at Lunch

Sacramento Press Club Also to Award $34,000 in Journalism Scholarships at Lunch

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--Issues of mental health have gained increasing prominence in culture and politics in recent months. For National Health Month, former Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, along with Elyn Saks, the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California will join the Sacramento Press Club Thursday, May 21 to address the progress being made to replace stigma with care and support.

Steinberg is director of policy for the newly formed Steinberg Institute and Saks is an expert on mental health issues from the inside out: She lives with schizophrenia and acute psychosis. Attendees will get a personal lesson in how people deal with mental health issues as well as what policies can be adopted to help California address these issues.

“Is it OK if I trash your office?” Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. This promises to be an incredibly moving and informative luncheon.

Details for the Lunch:
NOTE: This is the Press Club’s annual scholarship lunch – the program begins promptly at noon, and the lunch may extend to 1:30 p.m.

DATE: Thursday, May 21
TIME: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Capitol Plaza Ballroom, 1025 9th Street, 3rd floor.
RSVP by NOON, Wednesday, May 20 at www.sacpressclub.org
Cost: $29 members/$40 non-members

Contacts

Sacramento Press Club
Kathy Beasley, 916-234-3876

Contacts

Sacramento Press Club
Kathy Beasley, 916-234-3876