Officials say on Monday, February 11th from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Fuller Theological Seminary will be hosting a community-wide conference titled “Facing the Crisis: Mental Illness and Gun Violence.”
The conference, organizers say will bring together community leaders and mental health officials. They say questions will be answered such as, “What is the role of mental illness in gun violence?” and “What are our leaders and institutions doing to prevent future Sandy Hooks and similar tragedies in our community?”
Speakers at the event include: Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena Unified Schools Director of Child Welfare and Safety Eric Sahakian, and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Director Dr. Marvin J. Southard.
Fuller’s School of Psychology Dean Dr. Winston Gooden and the TRI Center for Research Director Dr. Cynthia Erickson will also be speaking. Fuller’s HR department will be delivering a short report on what the local higher education community (Art Center, Cal Tech, Fuller, PCC, etc.) is doing to prevent gun violence.
The community conference is open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information about this event, please call (626) 695-6141.