With this 60th Celebration, MHA will kick off an annual speaker series for the community which will also offer continuing education for professionals. It is our hope that Darrell Hammond's personal story will lead to much needed community conversations on the state of mental health and addiction issues for Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.
As the longest running cast member of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Darrell Hammond brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures and celebrities, including Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Chris Matthews, and the ever-popular Sean Connery.
Off the air, however, he was battling a severe drug and alcohol addiction and other issues stemming from a hellish and abusive childhood. The fact that he even survived long enough to achieve his goal is a testament to his tenacity and focus.
With poignant and hilarious turns, Hammond takes audiences from the set of SNL to visits to the White House (with stops along the way in various Harlem crack houses, a Caribbean jail, and more than a few psych wards). He is passionately committed to reducing the stigma of mental illness and addiction and to raising awareness of the need to get help from all resources available. The story of his journey to sobriety and the final (correct) diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is inspiring audiences nationwide. His memoir was a NY Times bestseller and is currently being adapted as a one-man show for Broadway.
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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is ample free parking at Pennington.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please call 929-7674 for more information.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Tickets are transferable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Your ticket will be used to enter event.
What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable.
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Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge
The mission of the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge is to provide services to persons with or at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. MHA also provides referral, education, and advocacy services for the community.