On October 30, The Trinitas Health Foundation will host Peace Of Mind, an informative night of discussion on behavioral health with honored speakers Patrick J. Kennedy and Jack Ford.
The event, which aims to ease the stigma about behavioral health, will fund renovations to Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Facilities.
Patrick Joseph Kennedy II is an American politician and mental health advocate. Kennedy explores his own mental health journey in is recent book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.
Jack Ford is a legal analyst for CBS News and a correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports. The NJ native has previously held several roles at ABC News, including anchor and correspondent for Good Morning America, 20/20, and World News Tonight.
Trinitas operates one of the most comprehensive departments of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry in New Jersey. Services are offered along a full continuum of care, with specialized services available for adults, children and their families.
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Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for patient rooms for the teens that live at the New Point Specialty, the adolescent psychiatry program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
The donation was presented in the form of a check at Trinitas’ 12th annual Academic Awards Program in June. The New Point Specialty is a 15-bed behavioral residential treatment program for adolescents ages 14 to 18.
The Teens for Teens volunteer organization was formed in 2013 when founder, Mitchell Kelly a high school sophomore at the time, and a few of his friends decided to make a difference in their own community, specifically with teens who were less fortunate. Each year, they hold a Gala reception with a silent auction and teen performances to raise money for various causes.
This year, their fifth annual charity gala to benefit New Point Specialty was held in May at the Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge. There were 280 attendees.
“It was a wonderful event with live teen performers as well as speakers including New Point Specialty students,” says Samira Morin, an 18-year-old Westfield resident, has been involved for the past four years, and is currently the organization’s President. “Through donations, raffle and silent auctions, we were able to raise $26,000.
“I am beyond impressed with how Teens for Teens has grown throughout the years,” added Morin, a graduate of the Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains, who is bound for UCLA this fall. “I am even more excited to see how the group of amazing underclassmen who have just begun to get involved will carry the group forward in the upcoming years.”
Over the years, the team has raised about $125,000 for five different organizations: Robin’s Nest, Imagine, Liam’s Room, Roots & Wings, and New Point Specialty. Coco Herz, the current Vice President, will take over as President next year, and other members include: Dom Palumbo, Matt Ruane, Sean Hough, Julia Sackett, Georgiana Katsingris, Andrea Morin, Joy Mulzoff, Julia Bell, Kiley Parker, Maddie Hagar, and Nikki Fiore.
“It was lovely for them to choose Trinitas this year,” says Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer and Vice President of the Trinitas Health Foundation. “They are a very ambitious and generous bunch.”
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