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Making Mental Health Essential Health

Patrick J. Kennedy will speak on mental health issues in our community at a free forum in Spokane, Washington.

A Free Community Health Forum

January 31, 2018

Hear from local community experts, as we discuss behavioral health and substance abuse—one of our community’s highest areas of needed solutions and services.

  • 5-6 p.m. | Doors open to the community and access to community resources
    Please visit several local community organizations for behavioral health and substance abuse resources. It’s an opportunity to learn, engage and take action.
  • 6-8 p.m. | Keynote Presentation by The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
    A discussion will follow, wiht our panel of local experts:
    • Randy Russell, Superintendent, Freeman School District
    • Jeff Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Behavioral Health
    • Linda Thompson, M.A., CPP, ICPS with Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council

This community event is an avenue for discussion and to increase awareness of resources available in our community. Health care or treatment options will not be offered.

Featured Speaker

The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

Patrick J. Kennedy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, founder of the Kennedy Forum, which unites the community of mental health, and co-founder of One Mind, a global leader in open science collaboration in brain research. Kennedy is also the co-author of A Common Struggle, which outlines both his personal story and a bold plan for the future of mental health in America.

Master of Ceremonies

Tyler Norris, MDiv, Chief Executive, Well Being Trust

Tyler has shaped health and development initiatives in hundreds of communities in the US and around the world. He has an extensive background as a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. Launched by Providence St. Joseph Health in 2016 as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity with an initial seed endowment of $100 million plus an additional $30 million to be invested in California from 2017 to 2019, Well Being Trust is investing in approaches that have the potential to model the way forward. Learning to “BeWell." 

Thanks to these sponsors for helping to bring Patrick J. Kennedy to Spokane, Washington to speak on mental health issues in our community.
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Dates Offered:

January 31, 2018 Wednesday 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201