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The Source: Mental Health And The Faith Community Team Up

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When it comes to Mental Health care in Bexar County - there are few places to turn. One in five families in San Antonio have someone who is in need of mental health treatment. But social stigma prevents many from getting that needed help. And when they do - the first place many turn to is to someone in the clergy.
That's why next week a first of it's kind in San Antonio conference is being held - called Pathways to Hope.

Guests:
 

  • Gilbert Gonzales, director of Bexar County Mental Health
  • Liz Lutz, executive director of the Bexar County Health Collaborative
  • Doug Beach, president of the local National Alliance on Mental Illness, and also works with First Presbyterian Church