Mental Health Safe Space training

    August 4, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Ward 6 Council office
    3202 East 1st Street
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    Councilman Steve Kozachik


    Mental Health Safe Space provides FREE 90-minutes trainings to businesses, government employees and residents with a focus on downtown Tucson for 2014.

    Participants leave the trainings with:

    • know the facts – a better knowledge of mental illness
    • learn the signs – ways to identify potential mental health issues
    • provide help – resources to offer as support in various situations

    Mental Health Safe Space seeks to create  “Stigma Free Zones”  where educated and compassionate community members prevent discrimination and misunderstanding and improve public safety.

    Please RSVP by phone or email to Ward 6 Council office. Training to be done by Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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