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Mental Health Commissioner Sullivan shuffling up to Buffalo to speak at Policymaker's Breakfast

by jmaloni


Wed, Apr 1st 2015 07:00 am

Mental Health Peer Connection, part of the WNY Independent Living Inc. family of agencies, is presenting its seventh annual Policymaker's Breakfast. The event will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Office of Mental Health Commissioner Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D. will deliver the keynote address followed by a Q&A session.

Tickets are $30 per person, which includes breakfast.

This event supports the Mental Health Peer Connection housing fund, which provides small stipends to assist with housing needs for individuals on the road to recovery from a mental health disability. It acts as a last resort fund for housing improvements. The commissioner will discuss the work her office does within the community.

Mental Health Peer Connection is a "peer-run" agency that helps empower people who have experienced the mental health system. It helps them take charge of their life and overcome the stigma and obstacles society places in their way through education, empowerment and equality.

Reservations for the event can be made by contacting Jill at 716-836-0822, ext. 170.

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