2022 – Chris Herren – Richmond

2022 – Chris Herren – Richmond

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Meridian Health Services 2022 Speaker Series
Richmond – featuring Chris Herren

WHEN:  Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE:  Holiday Inn, 6000 National Road East, Richmond, IN 47374

Chris Herren – Richmond 2022 Speaker Series

The Struggle with Addiction & Mental Illness

Chris Herren

Former NBA Player Chris Herren shared his poignant and brutally honest personal story at the Holiday Inn in Richmond, IN on Wednesday, Oct. 19 as part of Meridian’s 2022 Community Health Speaker Series.

Chris was a celebrated star before graduating high school. He went on to play at Boston College, Fresno State, and in the NBA – including playing on his hometown team, the Boston Celtics – and seven seasons overseas before losing it all to the disease of addiction. His recovery journey has been documented in the bestselling memoir, “Basketball Junkie,” the Emmy-nominated ESPN Films documentary, “Unguarded” and in countless local, national and international stories by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated.

Following Herren’s presentation, a panel comprised of community leaders and officials discussed issues related to substance use, recovery, and offered ideas for local solutions.

A complimentary lunch was provided by Meridian Health Services.

If you or someone you know is suffering from substance use or addiction, Meridian can help turn things around and provide a fresh start. Call 866-306-2647 to begin the journey to a new way of living.

Moderator and Panelists for this event:


Rick DuncanRadio Personality
G101.3 FM Radio


Dr. Brad BarrettState Representative, District 56
Indiana State House
Randy RetterSheriff
Wayne County
Charmin GabbardExecutive Director
Connection Café, Harm Reduction
Advocate & Subject Matter Expert
Dr. Curtis WrightSuperintendent
Richmond Community Schools
Lisa Suttle, RN-BC, MSRegional VP of Clinical Services
Meridian Health Services

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