SAVE THE DATE October 15th, 2015 The SHINE Initiative’s 9th annual Keep Your Mind Open at Mechanics Hall, Worcester MA Two years after Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at 19 years of age), he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of very few […]
The SHINE Initiative is pleased to be a sponsor and workshop presenter at the 19th annual Wellness Summit to be hosted by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) on October 23rd at the Double Tree Hilton in Westborough.
Approximately 400 school administrators, counselors, teacher, coaches and student leaders are expected to attend.
The SHINE Initiative’s presentation will focus on how parents, educators, coaches and other caregivers can reach out to a young person with a mental health disorder, or who is showing signs of distress. We’ll be joined by co-presenters Bob Anthony, director of Adolescent Wellness, and Kyrah Altman, a co-founder of a student organization called LEAD (Let’s Empower, Advocate and Do). ... See MoreSee Less
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The SHINE Initiative’s annual signature fundraiser – “Keep Your Mind OPEN” – is still 7 weeks away (Oct. 15th) but excitement and interest are growing daily.
We’re pleased and proud to be featuring Kevin Hines as our keynote speaker. Like millions of adults and young people who live with mental illness, Kevin struggled with bipolar. But his
illness became so intense that he was driven to attempt suicide.
Kevin is one of a few people to survive a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge. We are grateful that he failed in the attempt to end his life, and we are equally grateful that Kevin has subsequently succeeded in crafting a heartfelt message of hope that he now shares with audiences across the world.
If you’d like to attend our gala at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, on Oct. 15th, you’re urged to call 978-870-1494 for tickets or information. Our event also includes dinner (prepared by Struck Catering), a social hour from 5:00-6:00pm, a silent and live auction, the presentation of our annual Community Hero Award, and inductions into the SHINE Initiative Hall of Fame.
An enormous debt of gratitude is owed the many businesses, corporations and institutions who have already stepped up to sponsor the SHINE Initiative gala. Along with presenting sponsor Fidelity Bank MA, other sponsors (to date) are: Robert C. Alario, Certified Public Accountants, PC, Bemis, CeltiCare Health, Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Engineering & Data Solutions, Gagne Enterprises, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, HealthAlliance Hospital, Heywood Hospital, Horace Mann Educational Associates, HUB International, Leadership Dynamics, Mount Wachusett Community College, Nutter McClennen & Fish, Reliant Medical Group, Saint Vincent Hospital, Seder & Chandler, LLP, Teraverde, Wolf & Company, P.C., and Worcester State University.
Sponsorship information is available by calling 978-870-1494. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago ·
The SHINE Initiative's good friend, singer-songwriter, and mental health advocate, Meg Hutchinson, is featured during tonight's Chronicle on WCVB TV (Channel 5). The show begins at 7:30pm and will highlight her video entitled "Pack Up Your Sorrows."
It will be well worth watching! ... See MoreSee Less
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