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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.
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Other Events and Activities
- The Children’s Grove is located in Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri and was dedicated May 3, 2014. The Children’s Grove is a symbol of love, hope and commitment to support the safety and nurturing of youth. It grew out of a desire to encourage conversations and education about mental health… to be a place of beauty and peacefulness and serve as a constant impetus for education and outreach to enhance the mental, physical, and social well-being of our youth – and ALWAYS a reminder to reach out to others with acts of kindness.
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.
- Joplin experienced a devastating loss as a terrible storm tore apart the lives of everyone in this community and left a twisted path of destruction. This event was held to celebrate the many community mental health heroes and remember and honor those that are no longer with us.
- A benefit cocktail reception and Broadway Theater Production, “Next to Normal”, the story of a modern family faced with crisis, mental illness, and suburban ennui.