2:30 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC
Presented by Chuck Fink
You might call Chuck Fink an expert on mental health, at least from the other side of the couch. Chuck’s own mental health needs surfaced in his sophomore year at George Washington University and subsequently dominated his life. He considers himself fortunate to have navigated his mental health issues in a period of a relatively safe and competent mental health system. Today, those dealing with a mental health crisis and the accompanying life trauma of mental illness must find their pathway to improvement in a system that is far less helpful than the one Chuck experienced in the 70’s.
Chuck will share his journey and contrast the systems of mental health care and insurance then and now. His story is not a story of despair; it is a story of hope and recovery. He will advocate for and articulate the framework for a stronger mental health system that contains costs, while providing vital care and excellent treatment.
Chuck Fink was a corporate trainer-facilitator and organizational consultant. Upon moving to Asheville in 2008, he initiated and guided the highly successful Men’s Wisdom Works which has grown to over 15 Men’s Groups, dealing with issues related to changes in life. He is an occasional actor, frequent UNC-A OLLI instructor in comedy, film and the art of storytelling, and he presents, before audiences, his own deeply personal as well as humorous stories.
Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome.