Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center to Host “An Evening with Patrick J. Kennedy” August 15

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/

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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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“We stand on the doorstep to make momentous progress in advancing the cause of this new civil rights struggle started by the work of President Kennedy over 50 years ago.”
— Patrick J. Kennedy
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