Sound Mental Health is active in our community. Whether hosting fundraisers, supporting partners, sponsoring educational community forums or contributing our expertise through mental health conferences, we are relentless advocates promoting awareness for mental health. Below and to the left is a current listing of upcoming and recent events.


Mark your calendars! 



Set the date!

This May 14, 2015, SMH is pleased to host Mental Health Matters, its annual gala. This year's event, "Celebrating Healthy Families," takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. Renowned musician, actor and inspirational speaker, Swil Kanim will be the keynote speaker and KING-TV's Margaret Larson will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. To reserve your seat for this wonderful event, register now!
A donation of $150 is recommended and appreciated at the event.


recent Events


Generocity 2014 | Seattle Met

Generosity on June 18th!

Generocity, presented by Vulcan, is a new event celebrating Seattle’s generous and philanthropic spirit. This showcase of 35+ nonprofits, including Sound Mental Health, provides one night for the next generation of givers to learn, celebrate, and enjoy the nonprofits and individuals that make our city the most generous on earth.  Sponsored by Russell Investments, Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC, and Regence, Generocity encourages you to become a volunteer, donate your time, or simply revel in the accomplishments of the many nonprofits here that are changing the world.



9th Annual Mental Health Matters Gala


Our Annual Gala exceeded all expectations and was a very memorable evening.  The Keynote address by Patrick Kennedy was exceptional and our Emcee Margaret Larson really helped make it a special evening.  (More)




A wonderful evening! 

The second annual Eliminating Mental Health Stigma Through the Arts event was held October 3rd,
and was a thought provoking event which helped break down the stigma of mental illness.
Mariel Hemingway: actor, author and eco-activist was the keynote speaker and local authors Cinda
and Linea Johnson shared their experiences through readings of their book "Perfect Chaos, a daughter's
journey to survive bipolar, a monther's struggle to save her"


David Stone, Ph.D.; SMH CEO at 2013 Gala

Triumphant Gala Boasts Largest Turnout Ever

The Seattle Sheraton’s Metropolitan Ballroom, site for Sound Mental Health’s eighth annual Mental Health Matters gala, was literally packed to the walls, with more than 520 guests occupying every available corner.

In eight years, Mental Health Matters has become one of the industry’s most highly-anticipated and well-attended behavioral health events in this region. And this year did not disappoint.  The gala celebration added 85 new donors and raised $100,000, which will support numerous SMH programs.

KOMO-TV’s media personality and event Mistress of Ceremonies,  Connie Thompson, kicked off the Gala with the perfect mix of professionalism, spontaneity and elegance, setting the tone for a most wonderful and captivating evening.   (More)




an evening of inspiration and resilience

On  October 30, 2012 SMH joined with friends, supporters and community members to hear artistic presentations about the effect of mental health stigma on families and individuals.  Special Guests: Sarah Harris, Seattle-based actor; and Cinda and Linea Johnson, Seattle authors shared their personal stories with the audience. 


Our sincere thanks to the artists and all those who attended this memorable event. 


  Jessie Close, her son Calen Pick and Glenn Close

  Jessie Close, her son Calen Pick and Glenn Close

7th Annual Fundraiser A Great Success!

Featuring special guest keynote speaker, Jessie Close (sister of actress Glenn Close) and her family, the 7th annual Mental Health Matters gala was a resounding triumph. Staff, volunteers, elected officials and others enjoyed a festive evening filled with compelling story telling. The event was held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. Read more here



Sound Mental Health is a proud participant in the YMCA’s national “Stand Against Racism” movement, joining voices nationwide as they pledge to eliminate racial inequality and support the dignity and basic human needs of all in our community. Each of us, in our own way, can be an activist in abolishing racism in this country. At the Stand Against Racism site, learn more about the campaign, get involved, share your thoughts and watch a thought provoking video. Take a Stand Against Racism today!


February 22, 2011 -"Next to Normal" presented at the 5th Avenue Theatre!

On Tuesday, February 22nd, Sound Mental Health partnered with the 5th Avenue Theatre to  host a special showing of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical, “Next to Normal.” The performance, which follows the struggles of a mother diagnosed with bipolar disorder, offers a sensitive and thought-provoking look at mental illness.
Read more about this performance!



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