NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
L2.81
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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Event Organizer: 
Description: 
This panel will lead a discussion around the mental health crisis in America. Topics will include deficiencies in mental health services regarding rural and urban populations, generational concerns, veterans' services, homelessness, wrongful incarceration of diagnosed youth, lack of funding for services, as well as qualified practitoners, and others.

Participants

Currently with Social Democrats USA, Sheldon Ranz is a software consultant, free-lance writer and activist with the Sex Workers Outreach Project - NYC. His writings for Jewish Currents and New Politics and his 1980s / 1990s WBAI radio programs have explored themes ranging from innovative solutions... Read more
Timothy Tarkelly is an activist and writer from Hays, KS. He earned his masters in Drama Therapy from Kansas State University and currently works for a non-profit that serves rural survivors of domestic and sexual violence. His poetry has been featured by Paragon Journal, Whisper and the Roar, GNU... Read more
Timothy Tarkelly is an activist and writer from Hays, KS. He earned his masters in Drama Therapy from Kansas State University and currently works for a non-profit that serves rural survivors of domestic and sexual violence. His poetry has been featured by Paragon Journal, Whisper and the Roar, GNU... Read more
Patty has a long history with Social Democrats USA, dating back to the early 70’s, when she was an assistant in the California office. She is active today in the Los Angeles area, running an organization that finds housing for single women in desperate situations.