Patrick J. Kennedy to speak at Trinitas Health Foundation Event October 30

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Florham Park N.J. / October 30, 2018 –The Trinitas Health Foundation will host “Easing the Stigma About Behavioral Health,” an evening with Patrick J. Kennedy, former Rhode Island Congressman and international advocate for parity in mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and journalist Jack Ford on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6 p.m. at The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, New Jersey.

According to its website, proceeds from the event will support Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s “Peace of Mind” Campaign, which will raise funds to renovate its Behavioral Health facility.

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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