Meridian Health Services 2021 Speaker Series
featuring Ryan Leaf
When: Wednesday, October 20 from 11am – 1pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 150 Fairington Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, October 8, 2021
A complimentary lunch will be provided by Meridian Health Services. Please note that all COVID protocols, precautions, and social distancing will be followed as determined by state and local mandates.
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Ryan Leaf – Lafayette 2021 Speaker Series
Ryan Leaf—The Struggle with Addiction and Mental Illness
Former NFL player Ryan Leaf will share his poignant and brutally honest personal story as part of Meridian’s Community Health Speaker Series. Leaf, selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft after Peyton Manning, had a career full of expectations he didn’t live up to. That failure, coupled with his inability to live life on life’s terms, led to drug addiction and landed him in a prison cell—both physically and emotionally. Leaf has since become a symbol of peace and inspiration for those who struggle with substance use and mental illness.
Following Leaf’s presentation, a panel comprised of community leaders and officials will take place allowing for a discussion of issues related to substance use, recovery, and ideas for local solutions.
Moderator and Panelists for this event:
|Michael Budd||United Way of Greater Lafayette and Tippecanoe County|
|Sean Persin||Tippecanoe County Circuit Court Judge|
|Chris Campbell||District 26 State Representative|
|Troy Harris||West Lafayette Chief of Police|
|Jim Stone||Woofboom Radio|
|Cheri Pruitt||Tippecanoe Adult Probation Officer|
|Allison Miner||Meridian Health Services Home With Hope|