Mental Health Issues: Balancing Compassion and Individual Rights with Safety


What is mental illness? When is it dangerous? How do Americans tend to view it compared with some other cultures? Are there different kinds? What kinds are more amenable to current treatments? How much does insurance pay for? What government and nonprofit programs are available.
Our speaker this month is Karen Kallay. Karen serves on the board of the Rappahannock Area Community Service Board which is the main tax-supported provider of mental health services. She also serves on a citizen advisory committee for Western State Hospital, the Staunton-based public mental health hospital that serves this area.