Friday, January 20, 2017

EvergreenHealth Hosts Special Community Event: "Disease vs. Disgrace: Conversations to End Mental Illness Stigma"

EvergreenHealth Medical Center
Join EvergreenHealth and a panel of experts -- including Todd and Laura Crooks, founders of the mental health advocacy foundation Chad’s Legacy Project -- for a viewing of the documentary Chad’s Legacy: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness, followed by a discussion around support and treatment opportunities for those battling mental illness. The event will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the EvergreenHealth Medical Center Surgeons and Physician Pavilion.  (directions.) 
While society continues to learn and understand more about the complex dimensions of mental illness, the prevailing stigma of a diagnosis strongly impacts the lives of all those it touches, and can affect their interactions with society, social services and healthcare, as well as the legal and judicial systems. This Panel is dedicated to providing more information around mental illness and facilitating a public discussion.
Todd and Laura Crooks founded Chad’s Legacy Project in honor of their son, Chad Crooks, who lost his battle with the disease and took his life, less than a year after his diagnosis. Todd and Laura have embarked on a journey to share Chad’s story, and developed the foundation to help eliminate mental health stigmas, improve access to care, advance research of mental illness treatments, and support those who battle various mental health conditions.
This event is free and open to the community, but space is limited to 150 registrants. To register, please go online (broken link) or call the Healthline at 425.899.3000.  
Event Location:

EvergreenHealth Medical Center
Surgeons and Physician Pavilion  (directions)
Tan  100/101
12303 NE 130th Lane
Kirkland, WA  98034

Please share this with your friends and neighbors.  I have a mental health condition and know what it feels like.  B. Yoder

Questions?  E-mail  Laurene Burton at: or call: 425-899-3000

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