NAMI Honors

March 16, 2019

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center,

400 Renaissance Drive,

Detroit, MI 48243

05:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Join NAMI Michigan Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. A key element of our leadership is recognizing the dedication and contributions of the many volunteers, professionals and organizations who work tirelessly to provide excellent quality of care to Michigan citizens living with mental illness.

Please join us Saturday, March 16, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center as we walk the red carpet to honor Michigan’s Heroes of Mental Health. NAMI Michigan Honors, our Premier Black-Tie Gala has become the standard of recognition for individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness in Michigan.

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2019 Special Honorees:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Mark Reinstein, Ph.D., President & CEO Mental Health Association of Michigan 

Waltraud E. (“Wally”) Prechter, founder of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

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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