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Program focuses on schizophrenia, treatments

January 1, 2008
The director who oversees daily operations of services to mentally ill detainees in a Chicago jail will be the featured speaker of the program, "Choices in Recovery: Schizophrenia."

Dr. Carl Alaimo, director and chief psychologist of the Department of Mental Health Services for Cermak Health Services of Cook County, Ill., will speak during a program May 8 in Greenwood. He has more than 30 years experience in the fields of mental health, chemical dependency, substance abuse treatment, and training in correctional and non-correctional facilities.

The free educational program will help persons with schizophrenia, their families, and caregivers to understand the disease, treatment, and how treatment can help achieve therapeutic goals. The event is presented by the Mental Health Association of Johnson County, and Janssen, which offers prescription medication for mental health treatment.

Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m. at Valle Vista Conference Center, 755 E. Main St., Greenwood. Space is limited and registration is required. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register by May 2 by calling the Mental Health Association of Johnson County at (317) 881-6088.
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