March 21, 2017
Representatives from the Montachusetts Suicide Prevention Task Force attended the fourth annual Mental Health Awareness Conference on March 21st at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in Leominster.
The conference was co-hosted by Mount Wachusett Community College and the SHINE Initiative and featured an outstanding lineup of speakers/panelists, highlighted by keynote speaker *Paul Dalio, whose film “Touched with Fire”* has drawn acclaim for its genuine depiction and insight to bipolar disorder.
Presenters also included:
- Dr. Judson Brewer, director of research at the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness;
- Dr. Barrie Baker, Director of Tufts Health Public Plans Clinical Activities;
- Senator Jennifer Flanagan, chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Use & Recovery.