Methodist Mental Health Breakfast

March 6th Hilton Hotel

Hilton Hotel
939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
United States

Event Description:

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 fourth annual Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network Mental Health Breakfast will take place on March 6, 2018 and will feature keynote speaker Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress and activist. Marlee will share her story of the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and her journeys as an activist.

Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures' Children of a Lesser God, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She went on to star in numerous other films, her own NBC series, Reasonable Doubts, and the Emmy Award-winning Picket Fences. Marlee was twice nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Television Drama as well as the People's Choice Awards. She starred for seven years on The West Wing, made guest appearances on numerous other tv series and currently stars in the Peabody Award-winning series, Switched at Birth.

Though Matlin lost her hearing when she was only 18 months old, she never let her challenges dictate her future or deter her dreams. Along with a successful Hollywood career, Matlin has dedicated herself to raising awareness for many humanitarian causes, including diversity and LGBTQ rights. She is a staunch advocate for children and a champion for those struggling against domestic abuse and addiction. Matlin has also helped raise awareness for better hearing health for millions of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults in developing countries, in support of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Immediately following the keynote, keep the conversation going by attending one of three breakout sessions focused on mental health.