Leadership Palm Beach County

Lunch & Learn: Mental Health in our Community, Workplace and Family January 30, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:05 PM (EST)


Florida ranks 49th in per capita mental health funding.  In Palm Beach County, we can see how a lack of resources increases our homeless population, strains our law enforcement, and turns our jails into defacto mental hospitals.  With one in four people experiencing a mental health disorder in a given year, we also see how mental illness affects us personally at home and at work. 

Learn about our community’s efforts to serve those in need, reduce the stigma of mental illness, and how to improve your own mental wellness through a new community-wide initiative, Train the Brain.

Topics and panelists include:

County Challenges, New Solutions 

Patrick J. McNamara, LCSW

President and Chief Executive Officer, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Class of 2008

Community Resources to Help Someone in Crisis
Montaneish (Monty) Smith, MSW
Mobile Crisis Specialist, Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health

Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Pat Ciavola, 

Director, Team Member Development, The Breakers Palm Beach

Living with a Mental Illness

Michael Wellington

Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2001. Author of Birdies, Bogeys & Bipolar Disorder. Founder and Chairman of Birdies4Bipolar.org a foundation that gives home to people living with Bipolar Disorder.


Palm Healthcare Pavilion

5205 Greenwood Ave, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407, United States

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Name: Marlee Brannock
Email: Marlee@LeadershipPBC.org
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