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Mental Health Champion Award Recipients

The Mental Health Champion Award recognizes an individual with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addiction disorders, who make a positive contribution to their community, exemplify commitment and vision, and whose actions have increased the potential for independence in others with similar mental health conditions.

Lasting Legacy Award Recipients

The Missouri Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals whose life work brought about positive changes to the mental health field and its consumers.

Lasting Legacy Program Award Recipients

The Lasting Legacy Program Award recognizes a mental health program that permanently changes the way Missourians are offered or receive services.  The program represents cutting-edge innovation and collaboration to continue to give help and hope to thousands of Missourians and their families.

Mental Health Champion's Banquet

The banquet is an annual event to recognize and celebrate the successes of the Mental Health Champion and Lasting Legacy Award recipients.  It is also an opportunity to come together to share a common goal – a goal to continue the journey of raising awareness and public understanding of issues impacting individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities and addiction disorders.


Director's Creativity Showcase

Debuting in 1979, the annual Showcase displays the artistic talents of individuals served by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Public Service Announcements
“You Know Me” – Real Missourians Sharing Their Stories

Other Events and Activities

The Children’s Grove

Hands Across Missouri for Mental Health Day

  • Hands Across Missouri for Mental Health Day is a consumer-run event, sponsored by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Services State Advisory Council (SAC) and local partner organizations.  Funds sponsor a public mental health awareness event, such as a picnic, run, walk, etc. to raise awareness of mental health conditions.

Triumph Through Tragedy – Celebrating Mental Health Heroes and Remembering Those We Lost

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