Tufts Health Freedom Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

We are proud to sponsor several events in Concord, NH

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in recognition Tufts Health Freedom Plan is joining Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., to sponsor several events in Concord, N.H. We encourage you to attend. For more information, visit Riverbend’s events calendar.

May 9, 2019 - “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge”

The “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge,” Sergeant Kevin Briggs, will be the keynote speaker at Concord City Auditorium. A former California Highway Patrol officer, Briggs convinced hundreds of people who were contemplating suicide by jumping off the bridge to come back over the rail and give life another chance.

Sergeant Kevin Briggs stands near the Golden Gate Bridge

The “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge,” Sergeant Kevin Briggs.

May 19, 2019 – The Me2/Orchestra Performance

The Me2/Orchestra (“me, too”), the world’s only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them, will perform at Concord High School. The mission of Me2 is to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness (including addiction) through supportive classical music ensembles and inspiring performances.

May 23, 2019 – This Is My Brave, Inc. Performance

This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) will perform at Concord High School. TIMB works to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay and original music, on stage in front of a live audience, through stories submitted and published to their blog, and via their YouTube channel.

May 30, 2019 – “Riverbend Reads”

Dinner and book discussion with author Laurie Frankel at Hotel Concord. In her novel, “This Is How It Always Is,” Frankel “takes real-life experiences and puts them into a big-hearted story of family and secrets,” writes Seira Wilson of the Amazon Book Review.

“Penn and Rosie are a close, loving couple, living in Madison, Wisconsin with their five boys. But it becomes evident before long that their youngest, Claude, feels like he should have been born a girl. So how do these strong, supportive parents go about helping their son live as the person he wants to be? It’s a fascinating thing to behold.”

“Do You Know…” Art Show

In addition to these events, Tufts Health Freedom Plan and Riverbend will present a Mental Health Awareness Month Art Show entitled, “Do You Know…” at the Kimball Jenkins Estate Carriage House, 266. N. Main St., in Concord, from May 1-May 31. The art show is part of a statewide partnership to increase public awareness of the need to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use disorder.

For submission information, go to facebook.com/RiverbendCMHC or call 603.226.7505, ext. 4334.

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