Patrick Kennedy to speak at event launching Scouting’s Mental Health Awareness badge

The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) will celebrate National Bipolar Awareness Day with a visit from former Congressman Patrick Kennedy at a public forum beginning 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Patrick Kennedy

At the event, a Mental Health Awareness badge, developed by IBPF and being piloted in San Diego-Imperial Counties, will be unveiled and presented to the first group of Girl Scouts.

Kennedy will speak about mental health, stigma, and the need for ongoing brain research. A question-and-answer session will follow. He served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and is predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The legislation provides millions of Americans, who were previously denied care, with access to mental health treatment. Now, Kennedy is co-founder of the One Mind for Research campaign, the next step in the effort to bring together scientists working in various domains of brain research toward a common goal.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is extremely limited. To make a reservation, e-mail areitzin@internationalbipolarfoundation.org.

Related posts:

  1. Psychologist to provide advice for parents of bipolar teens heading to college
  2. They’re Engaged!
  3. Fall program starts Sept. 26: Stay sharp and in-the-know with a class at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  4. La Jolla native’s mother-daughter program aims to boost tween self-esteem
  5. The fight for human rights keeps Emily Holland behind the camera

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=50243

Posted by Staff on Sep 13, 2011. Filed under La Jolla Life, Life. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Leave no one behind in Alzheimer’s research July 30, 2014
    Today in the U.S., more than 5 million people are living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. According to a 2009 study by the Alzheimer’s Association, of those 5 million people, more than 500,000 live in California. As we live longer, rates of Alzheimer’s disease have grown dramatically, and the disease is now cited as the third leading cause of death […]
  • SD Foundation announces $47M in grants, names new board members July 29, 2014
    The San Diego Foundation today announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the San Diego region. […]
  • SD Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 win Albion Cup July 29, 2014
    San Diego Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 won the Albion National Soccer Cup championship, held July 18-21 in San Diego. […]