Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center to Host “An Evening with Patrick J. Kennedy” August 15
- August 2, 2018
Nantucket, Mass., August 15, 2018 – Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center will host “An Evening with Patrick J. Kennedy” Wednesday, August 15. 2018, 5:00 – 7:15 p.m. at the Dreamland Film & Cultural Center in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), founder of The Kennedy Forum, author of the New York Times bestseller “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, will discuss his fight to end discrimination against mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. Kate Brosnan of The Nantucket Project will moderate a follow-up conversation.
For more information or to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-patrick-j-kennedy-tickets-44196442750. For more about Fairwinds, visit http://www.fairwindscenter.org/
About The Kennedy Forum
Founded in 2013 by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), The Kennedy Forum leads a national dialogue on transforming the health care system by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles, including full implementation of the Federal Parity Law. Launched in celebration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the landmark Community Mental Health Act, the nonprofit aims to achieve health equity by advancing evidence-based practices, policies, and programming for the treatment of mental health and addiction issues. The Kennedy Forum publishes frequent issue briefs and is a repository of other educational resources and tools focused on parity. To learn more, visit www.thekennedyforum.org.
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Just as President Kennedy rallied the nation to dream big and set audacious goals 50 years ago, The Kennedy Forum seeks to set a new standard for the future of health care in the United States.
Our mission is big, and the stakes are clear. We seek to unite the health care system, and rally the mental health community around a common set of principles: Fully implement the 2008 parity law, bring business leaders and government agencies together to eliminate issues of stigma, work with providers to guarantee equal access to care, ensure that policymakers have the tools they need to craft better policy, and give consumers a way to understand their rights.