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Keynote Speaker Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy

Former U.S. House of Representatives, Co-Founder of One Mind for Research, Founder of The Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health

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  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    New Jersey, USA

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As one of the world’s leading mental health advocates, Rep. Kennedy speaks on topics such as eliminating the stigma of mental illness, brain research, the impact of public policy on our healthcare system, and many other mental health and substance abuse issues.

Representative Patrick Kennedy served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is predominantly known as author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and 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.  After leaving congress in 2010, Rep. Kennedy co-founded One Mind, a national coalition seeking new treatments and cures for neurologic and psychiatric diseases of the brain afflicting one in every three Americans.  He is also the founder of The Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health, which serves as a vehicle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the Community Mental Health Act, the landmark bill that laid the foundation of contemporary mental health policy.  As one of the world’s leading mental health advocates, Rep. Kennedy speaks on topics such as eliminating the stigma of mental illness, brain research, the impact of public policy on our healthcare system, and many other mental health and substance abuse issues.  Weaving together both private and professional narratives, and written alongside an award-winning healthcare journalist, Rep. Kennedy is also the co-author of A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction (October, 2015) in which he creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy.

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