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Behavioral Health Network to Host Next Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell

March 21, 2014 By Hartford HealthCare

Behavioral Health Network to Host Next Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell
The Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network is partnering with The Connecticut Forum to host, “An Honest Look at Mental Illness: A conversation about perceptions, realities, and what it’s like to work and live with the stigma of mental illness” on Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m. at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford. This unscripted evening of unforgettable conversation supports HHC’s efforts to further the national dialogue on mental health and to help “Stop the Stigma” that surrounds mental illness. Featured panelists include Hank Schwartz, MD, Vice President of Behavioral Health at Hartford Hospital and psychiatrist-in-Chief at The Institute of Living; first-round NBA draft pick and mental health advocate Royce White; author and psychologist Andrew Solomon; and bipolar disorder expert Kay Redfield Jamison. John Dankosky, host of WNPR’s “Where We Live” will serve as moderator. For tickets, visit www.CTForum.org, or call 860.509.0909. In association with this event, The Connecticut Youth Forum and The Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital are hosting a pre-forum program aimed at youth entitled, “Our Beautiful Minds,” on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Our Beautiful Minds” features an open lecture on mental health, a tour of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center lab and the opportunity to visit the IOL’s “Myths, Minds and Medicine” museum.