Come join The Platoon 22 Memorial team as they greet you at the Mental Health Association of Frederick’s 30th Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA) is a private, non-profit organization that strives to build a strong foundation of emotional wellness for our whole community through education, empowerment, advocacy and treatment by preparing resilient children, securing vulnerable families and facing crises together.
The event on October 2nd begins at 7:30am and goes until 9:00am at Dutch’s Daughterrestaurant in Frederick. As part of the non-profit: 22 Needs a Face, the team behind Platoon 22 represents the 22 veteran lives lost to suicide each day.
This year’s featured speaker will be Richard McKeon- Ph.D., MPH, and Chief of Suicide Prevention Branch Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Dr. McKeon has great experience working in the field of community mental health, including 11 years as Director of a psychiatric emergency service and 4 years as Associate Administrator/Clinical Director of a hospital-based community mental health center in Newton, New Jersey.
McKeon is currently Chief for the Suicide Prevention Branch in the Center for Mental Health Services, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, where he oversees all branch suicide prevention activities including the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention, and Campus Suicide Prevention grant programs.
Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. $25.00 per person. Cost includes program and full breakfast. Call Cassie McPherson, 301-663-0011 x123 for tickets.
For additional information, please visit www.fcmha.org or call 301-663-0011.