Press Release

NAMI Maine honors those making outstanding contributions to mental health awareness

AUGUSTA, Maine — National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine is holding its statewide annual meeting and awards luncheon 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at  Senator Inn in Augusta.

 NAMI Maine’s Board President Valerie Gamache will kick off the event with an official welcome at 9 a.m., followed by ‘Purpose and Possibility’ with new Executive Director Jenna Mehnert and the entire NAMI Maine staff.  Two breakout sessions will follow: one for NAMI Maine Affiliates and the other on effective advocacy.

The awards lunch at noon will honor those who have made outstanding contributions during this past year to a variety of mental health initiatives. The following individuals and groups from all over Maine will be recognized: Nancy Grimes of Winterport, Grace Eaton of Livermore, Nancy Thompson of Cape Elizabeth, Karen Evans of Portland, Karin True of Manchester, Richard M. Lowe of Eliot, Ann Lang of Gardiner, Officer Chris Guay of Litchfield, Chief Tom Connolly, Jr. of Sanford, Sarah and Tony Everdell of Sedgwick and Kennebec Behavioral Health’s High Hopes Clubhouse in Waterville.

 After the awards lunch at 2 p.m. there will be roundtable networking and advocacy discussions.

NAMI Maine is an award-winning, grassroots, nonprofit organization that has been providing support, education, and advocacy on behalf of people living with mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse issues, and their families and allies since 1984. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life of everyone affected by mental illness. No family or person living with mental illness in Maine needs to be alone. NAMI Maine is there to help.



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