“Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, was an All-American, broke scoring records and was recruited by the nation’s top colleges. Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and then traded to his hometown team, the Boston Celtics, before losing his career and almost his family to the disease of addiction. A person in long-term recovery, Chris inspires people to start the conversation on wellness and educate themselves on the disease of addiction. It is his hope that strength will be found in the struggle and communities will come together to address the issue of substance use disorder, advocate for effective treatment and embrace the power of recovery” (Herren Talks).
On May 2, Chris will be speaking with grades 8-12 during the school day and will return for an evening presentation for parents and community members beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. This event will kick off Mental Health Awareness Month which occurs every May. Prior to Chris’ evening presentation, there will be a resource fair in the Suffield High School commons beginning at 5 p.m.
Please join the Suffield Local Prevention Council and Suffield High School for an inspiring presentation, as Chris shares his journey navigating the disease of addiction, the road to recovery and his mission to reach just one person and make a difference.