April 30th, 9-10:30AM at Prescott Wallingford
Topic: Mental Health and Community Safety
For the next Wallingford & Fremont Safety & Security Meeting, Dwayne Stone, MS from Community Psychiatric Clinic/CPC will be joining us to talk about mental health, those with mental illness and how it relates to safety. Dwayne has worked in a maximum security psychiatric facility and has done work in community mental health for 25 years. He routinely provides training to staff at CPC and is a Mental Health First Aid trainer.
Dwayne will talk about the statistical dangerousness of those with mental illnesses and contrast that with the media enhanced version of dangerousness and the mentally ill. This is especially relevant given recent events in the media.
He will speak about the ability, and at times inability, of CPC clients and others with mental illness to behave in “acceptable” or comfortable ways. He will cover some of the common mental illnesses and the typical behaviors we see with them.
As well, he will discuss when it is appropriate to call 911 when dealing with a situation involving a person with mental illness, de-escalation, basic routines and postures one can take to help the situation along to a quiet and peaceful resolution versus an escalated, scary and/or dangerous situation and environmental or site circumstances that can help or hinder de-escalation efforts.
When: April 30, 2013 9:00 am-10:30 am
Where: Prescott Wallingford, Community Room
3920 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
How to find us:
- Enter the Prescott parking garage on N 39th St.
- Park in spots 31 through 51.
- Take the elevator up to “L” for lobby.
- Once in the lobby, take the stairs up to the second floor where the Community Lounge is located