- September 7, 2018
Patrick Kennedy to address Mental Health in the Workplace
St. Helena, Calif., September 13, 2018 – One Mind Initiative at Work will host its second annual Global Forum on Mental Health, “Accelerating a Global Movement to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace,” September 12 – 13, 2018 at the Harvest Inn in St. Helena, California. The forum will bring together global experts in mental health; representatives of major employers such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Johnson & Johnson; and representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor, from the National Institute of Mental Health, and from Mental Health America, among other organizations.
Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), co-founder of One Mind Initiative at Work, founder of The Kennedy Forum, and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, will deliver opening remarks entitled “Creating the Movement to Drive Mental Health in the Workplace.” Other scheduled speakers include Dan Gillison, Executive Director, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, and Paul Gionfriddo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health America.
According to the event website, the forum will examine effective strategies for addressing employees’ mental health; discuss the quantifiable impacts of mental health challenges for employers; and will present current science related to the brain and what it means for diagnosis and management of mental health conditions.
For more information, please visit https://onemindinitiative.org/at-work/forum/
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.