Patrick J. Kennedy to Keynote 2018 Metrocare Services ‘Meal for the Minds’

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Dallas, Tx. / October 17, 2018 – Metrocare Services will host its 10th Anniversary Meal for the Minds luncheon Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas at 11:45 a.m. Patrick J. Kennedy, former Rhode Island Congressman and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, will deliver the keynote address.

According to Metrocare Services, the event will raise funding to continue providing behavioral health services in North Texas and to raise awareness of the fight against mental health stigma.

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About Patrick J. Kennedy:
Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) is a lifelong mental health advocate and former member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. He is the founder of The Kennedy Forum, a convening think tank tackling mental health and addiction issues and co-founder of One Mind, a global leader in open science collaboration for brain research. In 2015, he co-authored A Common Struggle, a New York Times best seller, which details his personal journey and provides a roadmap for the future of mental health policy. Mr. Kennedy is pushing for full enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. He was the lead sponsor of this groundbreaking legislation, which requires health plans cover mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care health benefits the same way they cover physical health benefits. To learn about Mr. Kennedy’s efforts, please visit