The 2023 Meeting of the Minds Mental Health Conference, themed "Wellness for All: Equity in Mental Health Care," took place on May 5 at the Anaheim Marriott, drawing over 750 participants and featuring 53 resource fair exhibitors from our mental health community. Telecare proudly served as a Silver Sponsor, and our table received visits from community partners, Telecare staff, members, and many others.
Dr. Veronica Kelley, Chief of Mental Health & Recovery Services for the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), delivered an impactful keynote address. The conference offered 27 workshops, including highly attended sessions on essential topics such as Fentanyl: What You Need to Know by OCHCA and United We Stand: Peers and Clinicians Working Together to Improve Mental Health Access and Outcomes by Noorooz Clinic and Peer Voices of Orange County.
These conferences are an invaluable opportunity for our staff across different programs to unite, share knowledge, and collaborate on enhancing mental health care. Participating in such events allows us to stay at the forefront of industry advancements and ensure we provide the best possible support to our community.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated individuals who represented Telecare at the resource table: David Calloway from Orange County STEPS/AI Court, Sarah Cox from Home First Central FSP, Noreen Dela Rosa from TAO South, Rick Shafer from WIT, Shea Sorrentino from Orange County STEPS/AI Court, and Lei Portugal Calloway from Orange County AOT. Additionally, we thank all Telecare staff members who attended and supported our members in their participation.