Thresholds to Honor Patrick J. Kennedy at ‘Shine Like a Diamond’ Annual Gala

Chicago, I.L. / May 15, 2019 – Thresholds, a provider of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders, will host its annual gala May 15 at The Hilton, Chicago, Illinois.

Celebrating its Diamond anniversary, Thresholds will honor Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, and founder of The Kennedy Forum and of DontDenyMe.org for his work and advocacy in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders. Among the other 2019 honorees are Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health; and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

According to its website, the event will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature a cocktail reception; a program of powerful speakers sharing their experiences with trauma, mental health and substance use disorders, loss, hope and love; dinner; and an auction.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://thresholdsgala.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. 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.

 

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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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