Mariel Hemingway, Brene Brown to Headline The Menninger 2014 Annual Signature Luncheon on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014
2014-annual-lunch-pic-copy-copyAcademy Award-nominated actress Mariel Hemingway will have a conversation with nationally recognized Houston researcher and author Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, at the May 14, 2014, Menninger Signature Annual Luncheon.
Mariel’s courageous journey of introspection and reflection allows her to view her family through new eyes and to strive for peace and acceptance.  Brené, who piloted her shame resilience work at The Menninger Clinic, will help share the story of hope and what is possible through treatment, shame reduction, play and living wholeheartedly.
The open dialogue about mental illness and treatment, and the effect on the individual and family, will include excerpts of Hemingway's new documentary, "Running from Crazy." The film focuses on Hemingway's struggles with and recovery from mental illness, as well as the illnesses that devastated her famous family.
The luncheon's purpose is to encourage conversation about mental health, to help eliminate the stigma that surrounds it and to inform the community about Menninger's treatment, research and training programs.
The event will be held at the Westin Galleria.
For more information, contact Laura Easton, LMSW, vice president and chief development officer, or Caroline Mark, regional director of development, at or 713.275.5360..