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NAMI Honors

June 26, 2021

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center,

400 Renaissance Drive,

Detroit, MI 48243

05:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Join NAMI Michigan Saturday, June 26, 2021

As we walk the red carpet to honor Michigan’s Heroes of Mental Health.

Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 NAMI Michigan Honors Black-Tie Gala has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Located at 400 Renaissance Drive in the heart of downtown Detroit, the Marriott is one of Michigan’s premier luxury hotels and is the ideal location to celebrate our heroes of mental health. The cocktail hour starts at 5:30pm.

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NAMI Michigan is actively monitoring the incidence of COVID-19 in our region. We have been asked how COVID-19 may impact upcoming events, including NAMI Michigan Honors. NAMI Michigan is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

At this time, our upcoming NAMI Michigan Honors Gala will take place as planned on June 26th, 2021 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Full tables will consist of 6 persons maximum. 

However, if you are feeling sick, we ask that you please stay home. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.

If you do choose to attend NAMI Michigan Honors, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:

  • Get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible.

  • Keep at least six feet of space between yourself and others outside of your household.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Please contact NAMI Michigan at (517)485-4049 with any questions or concerns. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to having you join us!

Nami Honors Lifetime Achievement

Mr. Jeff Patton

2021 Special Honorees:

Kiesha Jackson, Founder- Caleb’s Kids 

Jim Blocker, Chief – Battle Creek Police Department 

Judge Edward J. Joseph, 3rd Circuit Court Juvenile Mental Health Court

Live Entertainment by the Detroit Youth Choir

Nuclassica NAMI Honors

Why should you support this event?
  • More than 60 million Americans are affected by mental illness annually, yet only 41% will receive treatment.
  • In Michigan, more than 300,000 people receive Community Mental Health (CMH) services, however, many more
    go untreated.
  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness onset by age 14; 75% by age 24.
  • 50% of teens diagnosed with a mental illness will drop out of school, leading to increased unemployment,
    homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, etc.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-24; the 10th for all ages.
  • 90% of those lost to suicide have an underlying mental illness; these lives can be saved.
  • Serious mental illness cost America $193 billion in lost earnings annually.

Mental illness is a crisis in America and STIGMA remains the leading barrier to the diagnoses and treatments that lead to better outcomes. Only when we view mental illness as any other medical condition, will those in need of treatment seek it. The good news is we are making a difference. Help us recognize, encourage and support the many individuals and organizations dedicated to caring for Michigan’s most vulnerable population. Your leadership by supporting this premier event will help us eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Please strongly consider the attached sponsorship opportunities.

NAMI is Michigan’s voice on mental illness. We provide advocacy, education and support programs at no cost to individuals and caregivers. Proceeds benefit NAMI Michigan.

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