The April 10, 2015 13th Annual Schwartz Center Health Policy Breakfast featured a panel of experts who discussed “Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness to Ensure Compassionate Care for Patients and Families”.   The panelists included Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services. The fascinating panel discussion explored strategies to overcome the stigma of mental illness within the healthcare system, including educating medical providers about mental illness and supporting families of patients with mental illness.  We enjoyed connecting with our colleagues and clients at the breakfast.