Continuing its tradition of presenting unique and memorable events, PER takes great pride in announcing the launch of its multi year educational project in partnership with key psychiatric, medical and nonmedical mental health professional organizations. PER is proud of its partnership with the Southern California Psychiatric Society, the Los Angeles County Medical Association and NAMI among others. As part of this educational project, PER is screening the SCPS’ documentary film Art of Storytelling on September 9th in Santa Monica.
Art of Storytelling is a documentary film that details the subjective experience of nine psychiatrists. This moving and provocative film is a project of The Art of Psychiatric Medicine Committee of the SCPS. The film aims to humanize psychiatry and combat the toxic and damaging effect of stigma associated with psychiatry, psychiatric patients and the mental health field. PER is focusing on STIGMA because it presents a major impediment for the vast majority of individuals and families who need and can benefit from psychiatric mental health care. A short panel will follow the film screening introducing the film’s creators and other commentators.
The September 9th educational event will include the 2017 PER Advocate Award. As PER celebrates the launch of its new phase of growth, it is fitting that the 2017 PER Advocate Award honors Founder and President Maria T. Lymberis, MD. For the past 27 years, Dr. Lymberis’ vision, leadership and unwavering commitment to the mission of PER has inspired quality educational programs increasing awareness for the need for access to quality psychiatric and mental health treatment for ALL members of our diverse Los Angeles community.
Awards & Screening begin at 7pm.