Meridian Health's Ramon Solhkhah, M.D. to be honored by the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

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Meridian Health's Ramon Solhkhah, M.D. to be honored by the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

Dr. Solhkhah recognized for his advocacy and services on behalf of those affected by mental illness and drug addiction

Dr. Ramon Solhkhah, chairman of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and corporate medical director, Meridian Behavioral Health Services, will be honored by The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) on Saturday, November 15 for his tremendous efforts to advocate, educate, and treat those affected by mental illness and drug addiction. The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, NJ is an affiliate of Mental Health America, the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness and improving the care and treatment of persons affected by mental illness.

Through his work at Meridian Health and participation at outreach events and educational forums, Dr. Solhkhah provides the community with important information about heroin and prescription painkiller addiction, drug abuse prevention, and effective treatment options. He is also recognized for his tireless efforts to fight the discrimination that often surrounds mental illness.

The event is themed Fall Celebracion - Viva La Vida, and will take place on Saturday, November 15 at Raven & the Peach in Fair Haven. Guests will enjoy a Spanish themed menu with tapas and stations, sangria, open bar, silent auction, and entertainment by The Haven. Tickets are $150.00 and unique sponsorships are available that include reserved seating. Proceeds from the event will support MHA's free programs and services that are available to all families in Monmouth County.

For tickets to Fall Celebracion - Viva La Vida or for more information about MHA, please contact 732-542-6422, ext. 108 or email sdecker@mentalhealthmonmouth.org.


About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Through the hospital's clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.

About The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA):
The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) has been providing advocacy and services to families in Monmouth County for over 64 years. MHA is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness and improving the care and treatment of persons affected by mental illness. MHA strives to accomplish this mission through the creation and implementation of innovative programs, education, advocacy, and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.mentalhealthmonmouth.org.