Since 1909, Mental Health America of Illinois has been the leading non-profit, statewide organization in Illinois concerned with the entire spectrum of mental and emotional disorders. MHAI is dedicated to promoting mental health, working for the prevention of mental illness and improving care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders.
Manifesting Healthy Futures – 24/7 Voices and Visions of Wellness
MHAI’s Peer-Led, Anti-Stigma and Awareness Project
Launched in 2015, Manifesting Healthy Futures is a peer-led, anti-stigma and awareness project featuring 24 stories written by authors with lived mental health experience interpreted by 24 inspired visual artists. The stories and artworks will be part of a series of community conversations being held in venues across Illinois and nationwide from February through April 2015, culminating with the full project premiering at MHAI’s 28th annual Gala on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
MHAI’s Annual Gala will be a first-class celebration with an important mission: to share these stories with the goal of helping to reduce stigma around mental illness. All 24 artpieces will be on display and up for auction at the event, and the writers and artists will be in attendance to share their stories, and offering hope to those who still struggle.
We invite you to be part of this historic, important and joyous occasion. Sponsorship is available at all levels, including individual sponsorship of each story and art piece. For more information, please contact Dave Kunicki, MHAI Director of Development at 312/368-9070 ext. 327 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP)
The Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) is a series of educational presentations/trainings throughout the Chicagoland area. Presentation topics range from addictions to bullying to social emotional literacy in addition to other current mental health topics. The goal of MHEP is to provide mental health providers with the most up-to-date information and tools to successfully treat their clients, as well as to empower consumers to live successful and productive lives. To learn more about the Mental Health Empowerment Project, please click here.