Mental Health Champions
Lasting Legacy Award Recipients
Mental Health Champions Banquet
Director’s Creativity Showcase
Debuting in 1979, the annual Showcase displays the artistic talents of individuals served by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Real Voices – Real Choices Conference
The Real Voices – Real Choices Conference is an exciting opportunity for individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and in recovery for substance use disorders. It is a gathering of consumers, family members, friends, self-advocates and persons in recovery who come together to learn about programs, service issues, opportunities and self advocacy. It’s about fostering growth and empowerment, as well as finding the tools to be successful in the community. Annually, hundreds of individuals gather for this very empowering conference.
Take a Swing for Charity
On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the Missouri Mental Health Foundation and Independent Living Resource Center hosted the first “Take A Swing For Charity” event at the Turkey Creek Golf Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Charity Cause: To foster inclusion in the community by teaching individuals living with disabilities the game of golf. Donations will be used toward the purchase of equipment, and related expenses, to conduct golf clinics at the Ken Lanning Golf Center in Jefferson City for children and adults living with developmental disabilities, mental illness and in recovery for substance use disorders. Through the game of golf, individuals with disabilities become actively engaged in the social fabric of a community and derive health benefits that improve quality of life. Integrating the necessary accommodations and modifications will aid in reducing issues around accessibility and negative social attitudes.