Mental Health: Voices Breaking Through the Silence
Austen Riggs Center
A Special Event honoring Recipients of the 2019 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media
America is facing a growing crisis in mental health treatment, and one of the greatest forces to fight that crisis is raising public awareness through the media. On Friday, November 1, two outstanding works will be honored with the 2019 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media. The recipients are:
- Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
- Mine 21, a documentary directed by Stephen L. Garrett; produced by Christopher McDonough; and featuring Kelsey Arbuckle and Alexa Fults
Kiese Laymon will offer pre-recorded video remarks and there will be a short film screening and Q&A with the Mine 21 filmmakers at a special evening event at the Austen Riggs Center. The event is free and open to the public and requires registration.
Limited seats are available; RSVP by October 25, 2019. Register online or contact Samantha Grzelak at 413.931.5211