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Psychiatrist to speak at NAMI meeting

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to “Ask the Doctor” at the next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Church of St. Martin Social Hall, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Participation is free.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Rich Cross, a Board Certified psychiatrist. He is the new medical director at Crestwood American River Psychiatric Health Facility in Carmichael.

He also serves as consulting psychiatrist to the Sacramento chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of California, and he co-directs a Mental Health Services Act-sponsored training program at UC Davis focusing on community mental health and recovery. Until his appointment at Crestwood, Dr. Cross had been a treating/teaching psychiatrist at Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center since 2009.

The potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program at 7:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share if you can, but you are welcome even if you can’t. Last names beginning with A-H please bring a main dish, I-P a salad and Q-Z a desert.

NAMI-Yolo — a chapter of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness — provides education, advocacy and support for people living with mental illness. For more information, call 530-756-8181 or visit www.namiyolo.org

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