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    Former Senator Darrell Steinberg and Elyn Saks, USC professor on mental health

    Issues of mental health have gained increasing prominence in culture and politics in recent months. For National Health Month, former Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, along with Elyn Saks, the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California will join the Sacramento Press Club to address the progress being made to replace stigma with care and support. Steinberg is director of policy for the newly formed Steinberg Institute and Saks is an expert on mental health issues from the inside out: She lives with schizophrenia and acute psychosis. You’ll get a personal lesson in how people deal with mental health issues as well as what policies can help. “Is it OK if I trash your office?” Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. You won’t want to miss this incredibly moving and informative luncheon.

    Additionally, this is also the annual SPC scholarship luncheon. Seven scholarships totalling $34,000 will be awarded!

    Details for the Lunch:
    NOTE: This is our annual scholarship lunch – we will begin the program promptly at noon, and the lunch may extend to 1:30 p.m.

    DATE: Thursday, May 21st
    TIME: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Capitol Plaza Ballroom, 1025 9th Street, 3rd floor.
    RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at www.sacpressclub.org
    Cost: $29 members/$40 non-members

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