May 19th, 2015
Next week, Paton will be speaking at the Supervised Visitation Network Conference. This year’s 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.
Paton Blough, a mental health advocate and speaker based in Greenville, S.C will serve as a keynote speaker for the conference. Additionally, Paton will conduct breakout sessions on his work with Rehinge, while also discussing his own story and experience with bipolar I. Paton’s speech will focus on the stigma and issues that surround mental health, and his own custody battle and experiences with supervised visitation, while also discussing treatments and options that aid in living a healthy and happy life with mental illness. Paton works tirelessly as a voice for everyone who has dealt firsthand with the weight of the stigma surrounding mental illness.