Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network will host the 13th Annual Mental Health Benefit Luncheon on May 9 at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Hines, who survived a suicide-attempt jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. He now travels extensively and speaks about his struggles with mental illness and the recovery he has achieved. He advocates for mental health awareness, treatment and suicide prevention.
Zach Smith will accept the Pat Echtermeyer Community Hero Award during the event. At the age when most boys are busy playing video games, Smith was collecting gently used kids sports gear to donate to families who are clients of A/DMHN.
Proceeds from the event will provide direct services to those in the community who are uninsured, and to support A/DMHN’s suicide-prevention services.