- Associated Press - Sunday, August 31, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A national mental health expert is set to speak in Kearney about alternatives to psychiatric drugs.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is hosting the presentation by Peter Breggin. Breggin, a Harvard University-trained psychiatrist, will give his talk at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the Nebraska Student Union Ponderosa Room.

Breggin is a former consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his efforts to reform the mental health field.

His presentation will include a question and answer session.

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