Brown Bag Lunch: "Criminalization of the Mentally Ill: Minds on the Edge"
Date: Jan. 22, 2010
Time: 11:30 am - 1pm
Location: Alaska Court System, Nesbit Courthouse, Therapeutic Courts office in the basement,
825 West 4th Ave., Anchorage
Contact: RSVP to Kate Sumey, MA Project Coordinator
Anchorage Mental Health Court at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (907) 264-0886
Description: Please join the Anchorage Coordinated Resources Project (mental health court) for a
viewing of a DVD and discussion on challenging ethical and legal issues involving mental health and
the impact on the criminal justice system. MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness
connects the dots between agonizing dilemmas facing individuals and families
who are living with mental illness, medical practices that can be obstacles to treatment, and
public policies that all too often lead to prison rather than providing support for recovery.