Join us as we open the dialogue about mental health. We will begin with intimate empowering round table discussions featuring professionals from Hackensack Meridian Health and an array of nonprofit organizations from throughout the state. Each will offer modalities intended to help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression and mental health challenges.

We will then hear a featured talk by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News and author of Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss. Dr. Ashton will share her perspectives as a doctor, mother and friend who has experienced firsthand the impact of a loved one's suicide.

GSE will be there to speak about mental health and its impact on the LGBTQ community.  

Presenting sponsors: Hackensack Meridian Health Integrative Health & Medicine and Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic. 

Supporting and participating organizations: Garden State Equality, Monmouth Cares, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of New Jersey, Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, and the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County an affiliate of Mental Health America. 

The cost to attend is $25 and you can register on Eventbrite or by visiting