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30 April 2013

Paton as Keynote Speaker at the Supervised Visitation Network Annual Conference

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April 30th, 2015

Paton will be a plenary speaker at the upcoming Supervised Visitation Network Annual Conference, as well as lead a breakout session on Rehinge and his personal experiences with bipolar type 1. Paton’s keynote speech will be discussing the stigma and issues around mental illnesses, as well as treatments and how to live healthy, happy lives with mental illness.

Paton Blough is a mental health advocate and speaker based in Greenville, S.C. Affected with Bipolar I Disorder, Blough works tirelessly as a voice for everyone who has dealt firsthand with the weight of the stigma surrounding mental illness. Paton is living proof that with support and appropriate treatment, those suffering from mental illness can overcome their issues and lead healthy, happy lives.

Paton has been free from severe depression and psychosis now for four years and has been blessed with a wife who understands his struggles and works with him to change the perspectives of people about mental health. Paton was honored as the 2011 “Recovery Member of the Year” award from NAMI South Carolina. He has started a nonprofit organization, Rehinge, “to provide hope, education, and spiritual inspiration for all people affected with mental health issues and to fight stigma while pushing for global mental health reform”.

Paton will also be speaking about his life’s journey with mental illness and how he started working as a mental health advocate through Rehinge.

Rehinged- One Man’s Journey
In this session you will meet Paton Blough, who has an incredible story of overcoming serious mental illness while fighting for the right to be with his children. His own custody battle and experiences with supervised visitation has inspired him to work tirelessly as a voice for everyone who has dealt firsthand with the weight of the stigma surrounding mental illness through his nonprofit organization, Rehinge.

Paton Blough is a mental health advocate and speaker based in Greenville, S.C. Affected with Bipolar I Disorder, Blough works tirelessly as a voice for everyone who has dealt firsthand with the weight of the stigma surrounding mental illness. Paton is living proof that with support and appropriate treatment, those suffering from mental illness can overcome their issues and lead healthy, happy lives.

More about the Supervised Visitation Network Annual Conference – Website

“Innovation, Integration, and Intervention”

Addressing the Unique Challenges of Families in Supervised Visitation
The 2015 SVN Annual Conference will feature plenary sessions and workshops that address how trauma, mental health, and substance abuse impact our work in supervised visitation. Workshops and plenary sessions will focus on how to best serve the unique needs of these families and offer innovative approaches to enhancing our services for all participants.

You can learn more about the conference here.

About Rehinge

Rehinge exists to provide hope, education, and spiritual inspiration for all people affected with mental health issues and to fight stigma while pushing for global mental health reform.

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