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In Loving Memory of Jim Preis

CMHACY Family,

Numerous people have been passing around this article regarding Jim Preis which includes some information about his struggle with cancer. Many of you may have already seen the article.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-gupta-preis-20181006-story.html

For those of you that don’t know Jim the accomplishments he achieved on behalf of people, young and old, that face mental health challenges, is far too long to list. Suffice it to say that he was an extraordinary advocate that made profound statewide changes in our mental health systems, and the way these systems funded services.

If you haven’t read the article about Jim, please take the time to do so.

For all of the CMHACY family who knew Jim, were fortunate to train with him, speak with him, consult with him, and share a meal with him…. Jim passed on Friday 12th in the afternoon, surrounded by his family. As one of the original “advocates” of the children’s mental health movement in California, he will be missed. We will all need to take on a piece of his work….

Marty Giffin Ph.D.
Executive Director, CMHACY