Press Release: Mark Ragins MD, lauded psychiatrist, comes to the Hospitality Center!

Mark Ragins, MD, is the Medical Director at the Mental Health America Village Integrated Service Agency in Long Beach, California, an award winning model of recovery based mental health care.  He has worked there since its beginning in 1990 as a psychiatrist for the adult mental health and homeless assistance programs.  His practice and vision have been grounded in more than 20 years of ongoing clinical work with some of the most undeserved and difficult to engage people in our community. Over the years Mark has won a number of awards including being selected as a distinguished fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. In 2011 he received the John Beard award for his outstanding lifetime contribution to psychiatric rehabilitation. In 2013 NAMI California selected him as their recovery practitioner of the year.

Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center (MCHC) has the immense pleasure of hosting Dr Ragins for a two day training, funded by Mendocino County. Dr Ragins brings expertise which speaks to the heart of the Hospitality Center model, as his project “The Village” brings together mental health recovery services, access to clinical care, and homelessness services, in a downtown location aiming at community integration. “The Village” even has a deli as a vocational training program, so similar to MCHC’s upcoming coffee shop!

Dr Ragins training is scheduled for April 5th and 6th 2016, and is open to anyone involved with mental health in our county: consumers, family members, professionals, other agencies. The training is free, and it is an amazing opportunity to participate in “state of the art” training in mental health recovery. Both days will have a catered lunch provided by clients of MCHC. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get access to this first rate mental health training from a nationally renowned psychiatrist, right here in Fort Bragg.

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Submitted by Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center

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