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Mental Health, Stigma and the need

Patrick Kennedy

Congressman Patrick kennedy served 16 years in the U.S. Houes of Representatives and is predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act of 2008. This dramatic piece of legislation provides tens of millions of Americans who were previously denied care with access to mental health treatment. Now, Congressman Kennedy is the co-founder of the One Mind for Research campaign, the next step in the effort to bring together scientists working in variohs domains of brain research toward a common goal.

Congressman Kennedy will speak to the audience, specifically addressing our youth- the next generation of leaders about mental health, stigma and the need for ongoind brain research.