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2015 Fall Forum

The focus this year will be on mental illness and its impact on the many challenges Oklahoma faces today. Prevention, education and services are needed to make a positive difference.

When: 10/20/2015
Where: Embassy Suites Downtown Medical Center
741 N. Phillips Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73104
United States
Contact: Allyson Carson

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Mind Shift: Silencing the Stigma, Changing Perceptions

October 20, 2015
Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center
1:00 – 5:30 pm Forum & Annual LOK Meeting
5:30 – 6:30 pm Reception
6:30 – 9:00 pm Dinner Program
Dress: Business Casual
Individual Tickets: $75

How we talk about mental illness matters.  It contributes to the stigma, funding issues, continuum of care, the criminal justice system. The goal of the forum is to attempt to change people’s perceptions of mental illness and ways to begin to make change in our state through federal, state, local, personal perspectives and solutions. The planning committee has been hard at work finalizing all the details.  Ted Streuli (Class XXIV) is the chair. 

From 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm forum highlights will include an overview of what mental illness is, experience simulations of what it’s like to suffer from various mental illnesses, learning the challenges and difficulties navigating through life with a mental illness, and hear from Terri White regarding the Smart on Crime Initiative.  Throughout the day personal stories will be shared. From 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, the participants will have an opportunity to network with each other during the reception.  Immediately following the reception, Liza Long, author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, will join us as our dinner speaker.  Mark your calendar now and plan to attend this event!

Click Here for sponsorship opportunities.  There are a couple of sponsor levels providing name/corporate name/logo placement on the Fall Forum invitation if submitted by September 1, 2015. Invitations will be mailed the week of September 7, 2015.

For those wishing to spend the night, a special room rate has been arranged with the Embassy Suites.  LOK members can contact them at 405.239.3900 for a special group rate of $139. Just mention the LOK Group when reserving your overnight stay for the Fall Forum.  The deadline to receive the discounted rate is Sept. 30th.

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