(Hyannis, September 5, 2018) – The sixth annual Cape Cod and Islands Behavioral Health Summit: Wellness Through the Behavioral Health Lens: Recognition, Resiliency and Recovery will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis on Scudder Avenue. The event, which will start at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., is organized by the Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands. The Coalition is comprised of 30 organizations, agencies, primary care providers and others serving the mental health needs of residents of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The Summit is designed for those who provide care or support services across the entirety of the behavioral health and primary care spectrum, including physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators, peer advocates, first responders, public safety, teachers and other health professionals serving children and adults and their families in the community. “This is a day where we offer a platform for the community providers of Cape Cod to learn, network and enjoy the day,” said Diane Ofria, psychiatric nurse practitioner of the Cape Cod Healthcare Partial Hospital Program, and co-chair of the Coalition. The Summit is sponsored by Cape Cod Healthcare, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Gosnold on Cape Cod, Duffy Health Center, Vinfen Cape Cod, Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition and Whole Health Pharmacy. Presenters at this year’s Summit include internationally known speakers, healthcare leaders, peer advocates and public safety officials. They will present their experience and expertise in addressing wellness through the behavioral health lens recognizing resiliency and recovery in providers and their patients. The opening keynote speaker will be Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D., consultant in psychology at McLean Hospital and assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He will speak about “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Ourselves and Others.” The closing keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, medical director of McLean’s southeast psychiatric programs and instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He will speak on “A Medicine of Hope and Possibility: Hope for Both Patients and Practitioners.” The Summit will also include morning afternoon breakout sessions. Lunch will be provided and physician, nursing, licensed social worker, licensed mental health counselor and emergency services CEUs will be available. Registration for the event will be held from 8 to 8:30 a.m. in the ballroom foyer, with welcome and introductions from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom Registration fee for the Summit is $65, with lunch included. To register or for more information, visit http://www.bhpccapecod.org/. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.