EASTON — Local behavioral health organizations are hosting a free video series entitled “Kevin Hines: The Art of Wellness” that launches on Thursday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a focus on first responders and clinicians. The eight-part series continues through June, and is being offered to mental health and substance use professionals as well as the public.

Kevin Hines is an award-winning filmmaker who survived a suicide attempt after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and lives by his motto, #BeHereTomorrow. More about Kevin Hines is at kevinhinesstory.com.

Hines will connect with participants after each video to moderate a live question and answer session along with regional guest moderators with expertise in each video’s focus. March 11 panelists include Anne Arundel County Crisis Response System Director Jennifer Corbin, LMSW, and Anne Arundel County Police Crisis Intervention Team Lieutenant Steven Thomas.

Other Art of Wellness dates and focus areas include March 25, youth and adolescents; April 8, aging; April 22, general community; May 13, impacted families of suicide and mental health; May 27, people working from home; and June 10, men and the male perspective.

“The Kevin Hines: The Art of Wellness” free video series is made possible through funding from the Behavioral Health Administration and with the sponsor support of Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, Channel Marker Mental Health and Wellness Support, and Mid Shore Behavioral Health Inc.

To pre-register for the March 11 Art of Wellness event for first responders and clinicians, go to bitly.com/hinesmarch11. Registration links for upcoming video series will be posted on Mid Shore Behavioral Health’s Facebook page and website, with more information at abettermaryland@midshorebehavioralhealth.org.

Mid Shore Behavioral Health Inc. is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) regional core service agency serving Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s,and Talbot counties. MSBH is one of Maryland’s largest CSA, with primary responsibilities including community planning, management, and monitoring of publicly funded medically necessary mental health services for children, adolescents, adults,and the aging population. More about MSBH is at midshorebehavioralhealth.org.

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