Vero Beach, FL –
The Mental Health Association in Indian River County attended Mental Health America’s 2019 Annual Conference this June. The CEO of the MHA in Indian River, Dr. Nicholas Coppola, was approached by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to participate in an Advisory Board Meeting on the opening day of the convention.
At the “Major Depressive Disorder with Active Suicidal Ideation Advocacy” Advisory Board, Dr. Coppola was able to speak about the MHA in Indian River County and how he is dealing with issues surrounding depression and suicide. Dr. Coppola told the board and all who attended about the MHA in Indian River County’s High School Violence and Suicide Prevention Program that was recently completed in April 2019.
“It was such a remarkable experience to be at The Mental Health America Conference, and I am honored that I was asked to participate in the Advisory Board Meeting. I loved hearing the different perspectives and knowledge the other members had to offer,” said Dr. Coppola. “The advisory board was informative regarding the topics at hand. The conference was an incredible learning experience, and we look forward to attending again next year.”
Mental Health America’s Annual Conference took place in Washington, D.C. June 13th - 15th, 2019. At this conference, affiliates, consumers, advocates, and family members met to discuss mental health issues. This year’s theme for the conference was Dueling Diagnoses: Mental Health and Chronic Conditions in Children and Adults, focusing on factors that cause mental health problems among our youth and adults.