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La Vista, Neb. / October 16, 2018 – The Kim Foundation will host its annual “A Time for Hope & Healing” Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday October 16, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in La Vista, Nebraska. 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, entitled “Making Mental Health Essential Health.”
According to its website, The Kim Foundation helps build awareness around mental health and suicide prevention and serves as a supportive resource for those whose lives are touched by mental illness and suicide.
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.thekimfoundation.org/annual-luncheon.html
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 www.patrickjkennedy.net.