Mental Health Symposium

Tuesday May 10th, 2016
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:
St. Johns County Health & Human Services Center
200 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BLAKE LEVINE, MSW

Blake is an author, coach and founder of BipolarOnline.com.

He has shared his journey with mental illness on television, YouTube, and at events around the country. He has published numerous books, including Beating Bipolar: How One Therapist Tackled His Illness, and Depression, Bipolar and Heroin: Lessons Learned From Losing My Brother to Addiction, just to name a few.

MINDSTORM®2.0 – GET A GLIMPSE INTO WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

Created with the help of people with schizophrenia and an expert panel of psychiatrists, MINDSTORM allows viewers to experience the visual hallucinations and distortions and voices associated with schizophrenia.

Endorsed by mental health advocates, MINDSTORMTM can be a valuable tool for: Law Enforcement, Community Groups, Social Workers, Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals.

BREAKOUT SESSION – FOR COMMUNITY

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Tips

Learn what MHFA is, how it’s an important tool for individuals in our communities, and how to access classes.

Presented by Salvatore Gintoli, SMA

BREAKOUT SESSION – FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The Xcenda Program: Quality Care Initiatives for Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals

This presentation will cover:

1. Hospital Readmission Reduction

  • Cost of readmissions
  • Penalties for hospital readmissions

2. The Impact on Behavioral Health Facilities

  • Contributing factors to readmission rates
  • Targeted approach to reduce readmissions
  • Quality incentives, coordinated care, and discharge planning

3. Hospital Quality Programs & the Affordable Care Act

4. Payers Tying Value to Reimbursement Incentives


Presented by Alberto Vigo, RN, National Speaker/Education Program Presenter

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