A Night of Reflection and Resiliency Featuring Patrick J. Kennedy
Presented by Citywide Banks
About the Event: Please join us on Friday, September 10, 2021 for an evening of reflection and resiliency featuring Patrick J. Kennedy, nephew of JFK and co-author of “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.” He will be sharing his compelling personal story of struggles with mental health.
Proceeds from the event will support the work of AllHealth Network, including our School-Based Programs, which are located in 29 schools across 5 districts touching hundreds of students in our community.
About Patrick J. Kennedy: Patrick J. Kennedy, son of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and fought to end discrimination against mental illness and addiction. He was the lead sponsor of the groundbreaking Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. In 2013, he founded The Kennedy Forum, a non-profit organization determined to transform mental health and addiction care delivery. As co-founder of One Mind, Kennedy helped spark a revolution in how scientists collaborate to diagnose and treat brain diseases. Inspired by his work in both organizations, but still facing the daily struggle to fight stigma, Kennedy co-authored “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.” The narrative details Kennedy’s personal struggles as well as his bold plan for the future of mental health care in America. In 2017, Kennedy was appointed to serve on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
About Like Minds…Leaders Take Action: The Like Minds…Leaders Take Action Movement was created by AllHealth Network in conjunction with community leaders and advocates to globally impact mental health through community understanding, education, and action.