God Knows Where I Am Screening and Panel

Mental Health and Homelessness:
Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

MHAFC will host a film screening and expert panel discussion of God Knows Where I Am, a feature-length documentary that details the fate of Linda Bishop, a single mother with bipolar disorder and psychosis, and addresses unresolved issues of personal autonomy versus a patient’s inability to protect herself. A police officer, a judge, psychiatrists, a social worker and Ms. Bishop’s sister, Joan, and daughter, Caitlin, describe her life and treatment. The film tells the story of many through the chronicle of one: the spiral into psychosis, the tug-of-war with medication, the ineffectual hospitalizations, family unable to stem decline, and Linda’s eventual homelessness. After the film, local expert clinicians will discuss our community challenges, as well as programs and services available to connect clients and families to care.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Ohio History Center | The Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Registration opens at 6:00 pm | Screening starts at 7:00 pm; panel discussion immediately following
$10 General Public | $15 Continuing Education credit
 2.5 CEUs approved for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, RN/LPNs, RCHs.
Come early to explore the first level of exhibits at the Ohio History Center

Panelists:

LeeAnn Mattes LISW-S, Mental Health America of Franklin County
Patty Fields, LISW-S, LICDC, Southeast Mental Health Services
Amos Jones, LPCC, Southeast Mental Health Services
Rachel Rubey, MSW, Community Housing Network

– Please note we are opening up registration a half hour earlier (at 6 p.m.) than previously advertised to allow you time to explore the first level of exhibits at the Ohio History Center if you are interested.

– There are still spots available – so feel free to bring guests and share with your networks, registration will be available at the door for the same price (cash, card, or check accepted).

– There is ample parking available (please see map below). You will enter through the main entrance (marked on the map) and registration will be to your right. The building is accessible, please call us at 614-221-1441 if you have special needs or concerns.

– Thank you so much for supporting the work of Mental Health America of Franklin County! We look forward to seeing you tonight.