SOUND MENTAL HEALTH Events

 

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! 


 

 

     

9th Annual Mental Health Matters Gala


May 15, 2014
Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

We are very pleased to announce that Patrick Kennedy will be our keynote speaker!  He is the son of Ted Kennedy and a former U.S. Congressman.  Mr. Kennedy is a strong advocate of healthcare reform and played a key role in  introducing legislation that places mental illness under the umbrella of health insurance.

We hope you can join us for this evening of resilience, recovery and hope!  Space is limited, so register now.  Check our our Save the Date card!

  


recent Events

 

 

 

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"
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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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