Published: Sep 26, 2013 9:36 AM EDT

Mental illness affects one-in-four people at some point in their lives. Tuesday, Oct. 1, Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida is presenting a major mental illness symposium.

Psychiatrist Dr. Steve Machlin and Deb Webb joined WINK News This Morning to talk about the symposium.

Dottie Pacharis will be at the event to discuss her family's struggle to get help for her son and urge others to obtain treatment if they need it at the Third Annual

The symposium will be at the Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for "Mental Wellness: A Family Affair" cost $35 including lunch and $50 with 2.0 CEUs for mental health professionals.

Tickets are available at HOPE Clubhouse at 239-267-1777 or may be purchased online at