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Decriminalizing Mental Illness

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 12:00 pm PST

U.S. correctional institutions, local courts, and police officers frequently encounter people with untreated mental health disorders. During this talk the speakers will examine statistics and demographics of individuals in the criminal justice system with a focus on those with mental health disorders. The speakers discuss the different types of jail diversion services available for individuals with a mental health disorder within the criminal justice system .Finally, the speakers review available resources for caregivers and patients navigating the criminal justice system.


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PhD, BPharm
Clinical & Scientific Liaison, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialzation, Inc.

PharmD, BCPP
Clinical & Scientific Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialzation, Inc.
Speakers Sucharita Somkuwar, PhD, BPharm and Dri Wang, PharmD, BCPP are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
PsychU is supported by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Developmental & Commercialization Inc., Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, L.L.C., committed supporters of the mental health treatment community; as such, PsychU is governed in accordance with the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals attendance at educational programs.PSYCHU MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
In accordance with the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, attendance at PsychU educational programs is limited to appropriate attendees (e.g., physician, clinical professional, current medical school student, care manager, advocate, recovery coach or an executive and manager of an organization) whose primary role is to provide, manage, finance, study, or regulate mental health services for child, adolescent, or adult patients.
NOTE: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization Inc. (OPDC) reserves the right to decline membership to individuals who OPDC determines do not meet the certification requirements.MEMBERSHIP & REGISTRATION
Membership is required to attend PsychU programs. Membership is free to all relevant mental health professionals as described above. If you are not currently a member of PsychU, you will need to become a member before you can register to attend a virtual event. To become a member and register for a PsychU Program, please visit

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