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NAMI Honors

March 13, 2021

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center,

400 Renaissance Drive,

Detroit, MI 48243

05:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Join NAMI Michigan Saturday, March 13, 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, March 13, 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.

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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