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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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May is Mental Health Month

March 30, 2004

Archived. This is an older press release from 2004 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


May is Mental Health Month and a daylong conference on the topic will attempt to "Take the Initiative to Combat Discrimination and Stigma."


Friday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception with separate admission nearby.


First Presbyterian Church of Concord, 1965 Colfax St.


To help the community understand the impact of stigma and discrimination on people with mental health issues and to address as a community a number of issues, as represented by the following workshops at the conference: Looking at the Message; The Media and Stigma; and California and Bay Area Initiatives to Combat Stigma.


This mental health community event is presented by Contra Costa Health Services Mental Health Division’s Recovery Task Force and the Bay Area County Mental Health Directors. It will feature as its keynote speaker Patrick Corrigan, a Professor of Psychiatry from University of Chicago and nationally renowned author and researcher on discrimination and stigma. Other speakers include Steve Mayberg, director of the state Department of Mental Health.


The conference admission fee of $25 includes lunch, and CEUs are available for those in attendance. It is open to the public. For more information or to receive a registration form, call Aaron Kling at 925-646-5784 or Julie Boucher at 925-957-5169.

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