$80 – $10,000

2019 Legislative Briefing & Reception

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Hotel Annapolis (formerly Loews Annapolis)

126 West Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

The MHAMD Legislative Briefing and Reception is attended annually by several hundred individuals, including legislators and other government officials, behavioral health professionals, provider organizations, consumers, family members and advocates. The 2019 program will include an overview of upcoming legislation, an award ceremony celebrating Maryland behavioral health champions and a keynote presentation.

Sue Klebold, our keynote presenter, is among the parents whose anguish most of us will never know. Not only did she lose her son Dylan, who was one of the individuals who carried out the Columbine school shooting nearly 20 years ago, but as a parent survivor she bears the overwhelming guilt resulting from this senseless loss of life in her ordinary suburban community.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Sue remained out of the public eye while struggling with devastating grief and humiliation. Her search for understanding would span over fifteen years, during which she volunteered for suicide prevention organizations, questioned experts, talked with fellow survivors of loss, and examined the crucial intersection between mental health and violence. As a result of her exploration, Sue emerged a passionate advocate, dedicated to the advancement of mental health awareness, research and suicide prevention.

At a time when school shootings and similar tragedies are occurring with more and more frequency, we look to stories like Sue's for insight that can help inform and shape policy that keeps Maryland schools and institutions safe while ensuring our children with mental health needs have access to necessary and appropriate resources.

View the invitation here.

Click here for more information on organizational support.

Legislators and other invited special guests, please RSVP to Susan Linkous at slinkous@mhamd.org or (443) 901-1550 ext. 235.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Hotel Annapolis (formerly Loews Annapolis)

126 West Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved