Due to the Corona Virus, this event has been canceled. At that time there will be a determination in regards to our Annual Fundraiser. This is a very trying time for all of us, but we will endure and will be back.
Please, consider a donation, as your continued support is vital to our future.
Celebrating Heroes of Mental Health
Join us at the Valley Lo Club for conversations and support that breaks barriers. NAMI CCNS continues to provide stigma fighting advocacy toward recovery for families and individuals. This year we are pleased to be joined by these amazing heroes of mental health.
Celebrating its 13th year, the NAMI CCNS Gala is one of the most notable events in the Chicagoland. The NAMI Gala has raised more than $1.4 million to help fund NAMI CCNS’s core mental health programs, courses and support groups. The evening supports NAMI CCNS’s work in more than 5 counties in the North Suburban Chicago area.
Join us on Saturday, April 25, 2020, for a memorable evening to put children’s mental health first!
If you wish to simply download our Sponsorship or Advertising forms, please do so here:
What’s next? You can remit the forms along with payment through mail or simply schedule a time to drop them off at our office.
Special Guest Speaker: Chris Prochut
From a police commander and police partner to the infamous Drew Peterson to a mental health advocate, Chris Prochut has taken steps to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness through sharing his own story. Prochut, a mental health advocate and suicide prevention trainer, took a stand to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Along with fighting his own mental illness, Prochut has spent the last six years traveling nationwide sharing his journey to survival in hopes to ‘start the conversation about mental health in America.’
Chris Prochut has had the honor to present to over 10,000 law enforcement officers across the United States and Canada on the topics of suicide and depression warning signs, medication myths, department policy revision, and speaks of his personal experience with the stigma of mental health during his time in law enforcement.
What NAMI CCNS does do to impact mental health:
NAMI CCNS is uniquely positioned and provides the following educational programs at no charge:
- Ending the Silence is an educational program for high school/Jr. high students about mental illnesses, how to identify signs and symptoms, possibilities for recovery, and how to help themselves and support one another.
- Dual Solutions is a peer-led support group for 16 – 32-year-olds experiencing co-occurring mental health and addiction issues.
- Balance for Success is for young adults seeking to balance recovery with college or work and the pressures of daily life.
- Stable-ity is a non-mounted equine therapy group, which uses the power of the human-horse connection to help manage some of life’s emotional challenges.
- WRAP is a class for those with a mental illness looking for an empowering, effective evidence-based guide for daily living.
- NAMI on Campus is an exciting extension of NAMI’s mission into the campus community. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led clubs that tackle mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports and advocating.
How you can support the 2020 NAMI Gala:
You can help by attending, sponsoring and/or donating an auction item to our Gala, to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Valley Lo Club.
Every dollar raised at the 2020 NAMI Gala will be used to support our unique programming and will continue to make the difference for everyone who needs our services.