The Menninger Clinic 2018 Annual Signature Luncheon
From his role as the title character in Rudy to playing Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and, most recently, Bob Newby in Netflix’s Stranger Things, actor Sean Astin has had the opportunity to portray characters who personify hope, determination and loyalty.
These are themes that will resonate with mental health supporters attending The Menninger Clinic’s Annual Signature Luncheon where Astin will talk about what it was like growing up with his mother Patty Duke, the famed actress whose bipolar disorder and depression often caused unexplained, erratic behavior.
The goal of Menninger’s Annual Signature Luncheon is to bring crucial conversations about mental health to the forefront during national Mental Health Awareness Month. Proceeds from the luncheon will help advance mental health training, research and treatment at Menninger.