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The fifth annual Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network Mental Health Breakfast will take place on February 26, 2019 and will feature keynote speaker Brendan McDonough, lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and subject of the film Only The Brave. Brendan will share his journey of battling depression and post-traumatic stress and will highlight the importance of acceptance for people living with behavioral health concerns. Breakout sessions will immediately follow.
“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recognition, Treatment & Ways to Offer Support” with speakers Renee Brown, LCSW, Scott Ridgeway, MS and Britt Palmer, LMFT, CEDS
“Trauma Informed Care: The Journey to Becoming a Trauma Informed Community” with speakers Rev. Kirsten Peachey and Octavia Tyson, LCPC
“The Importance of Self Care for Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Resilience” with speakers Sandra B. Randolph, MD, Daniel Lamontage and Oscar Carr, JD, MS, NCC
Individual Tickets: $50
Sponsorships are available now and feature amenities like VIP reception, event signage, event program ad placement and more, based on sponsorship level. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Cameron Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-516-0516.
McDonough’s true story as the lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Firefighting team was recounted in the film Only the Brave released in October 2017. On June 30, 2013, while McDonough served as lookout, his team confronted a 3,000-degree inferno in Yarnell, AZ. The firestorm trapped his Hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them. Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since September 11, 2001.
After surviving the fire and the loss of his fellow firefighters, McDonough suffered with depression and Post-Traumatic Stress. The love of his family, his faith in God, and the memory of his brothers' sacrifice inspired him to live through his darkest moments and to help others who struggle with depression.
The Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network Mental Health Breakfast brings together mental health professionals, community and business leaders to raise awareness about the importance of mental healthcare. Proceeds from the event support the Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network, a resource to help individuals navigate depression, stress and other challenges of life.
“The Living Well Network, to me, means peace of mind.”