Joey Pantoliano

Bryan Medical Center brought in Emmy Award winning actor Joey Pantoliano as the keynote speaker for their annual Mental Illness Awareness Week event on October 3rd. The room was packed with nearly 500 people wanting to hear the famous Joey Pants open up about his family’s history of mental illness, his past struggle with substance use, as well as his own journey of mental illness.

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Striking Out Stigma

Last month Omaha was filled with college baseball fans from around the country celebrating America’s favorite pastime. While many of these young players will only ever dream about making the big league, Jason Wheeler of the LA Dodgers, is using his unique status as a professional athlete to raise awareness about topics that are often avoided on the sports field- suicide and mental illness.

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