Coral Gables, F.L., March 1, 2019 – The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute will hold its National Townhall Meeting, “Developing a Useful Framework to Address Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction, and Anxiety/Depression Among Bench, Bar, and Related Professionals” at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, on February 28-March 1, 2019. According to the conference website, the event will convene experts and professionals to discuss mental health, substance use disorder issues, and well-being in the legal profession.
Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, founder of The Kennedy Forum, former Rhode Island Congressman, and former member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis will deliver a keynote address Friday, March 1 at 8:15 a.m.
For more information or to register, please visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/events/bench-bar-wellness-conference/
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. The Kennedy Forum’s “Don’t Deny Me” campaign empowers patients and their loved ones to report illegal insurance denials of mental health and addiction treatment, and fight for their parity rights. To learn more about The Kennedy Forum and donate, please visit www.thekennedyforum.org.