Monday, May 23, 2016

Torrey Devitto Hosts The Hope and Grace Luncheon

Did you know:
  • 1 in 5 Americans are affected by mental illness in a given year.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of our youth.
The beauty brand Philosophy has joined together with NAMI (Naitonal Alliance on Mental Illness) for the Hope and Grace Initiative.
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. They educate families and those living with mental illness. They embrace early identification and intervention for youth and young adults across the country.
The fabulous brand Philosophy has their Hope & Grace Initiative where 1% of all USA net product sales supports community-based mental health efforts.

I attended a luncheon at the Esterel Restaurant in the Sofitel hotel in Beverly Hills. It was a beautiful location with delicious food. There was a room full of wonderful women learning more about this organization and mental health.

Torrey Devitto of Chicago Med was the keynote speaker at the Hope and Grace luncheon and bravely spoke about her experiences with anxiety. Both she and her mother suffer from anxiety.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this luncheon was about embracing those with mental illness. To make this disease #STIGMAFREE. 
If there was not so much negativity about mental illness, maybe so many people would not be embarrassed to come forward and get the help they need. Please be kind to those in need and encourage them to get the help they deserve.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my post! I hope you enjoyed learning about NAMI.
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