Join MHA for our 60th Anniversary Celebration
Featuring Darrell Hammond
Tuesday, November 4
Pennington Biomedical Research Center Auditorium
General Admission Tickets $25
One Hour CEU for Social Workers is an Additional $25
This CEU opportunity is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
through the LSU School of Social Work, an official approval site of LABSWE.
As the longest running cast member of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Darrell Hammond brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures and celebrities, including Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and the ever-popular Sean Connery. Off the air, however, he was battling a severe drug and alcohol addiction and other issues stemming from a hellish and abusive childhood. The fact that he even survived long enough to achieve his goal is a testament to his tenacity and focus.
He is passionately committed to reducing the stigma of mental illness and addiction and to raising awareness of the need to get help from all resources available. The story of his journey to sobriety and the final (correct) diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is inspiring audiences nationwide. His memoir was a NY Times bestseller and is currently being adapted as a one-man show for Broadway. Mr. Hammond is returning to SNL as the announcer this season.
With this 60th Celebration, MHA will kick off an annual speaker series for the community that will also offer continuing education for professionals. It is our hope that Mr. Hammond’s personal story will lead to much needed community conversations on the state of mental health and addiction issues for Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.
Have you ever wanted to meet Mr. Hammond? Sponsorships are still available that include a VIP meet and greet.
MHA Thankful for Walmart's Generosity
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program awarded MHA $25,000 in February to help fund the Hot and Healthy Lunch Program at the Alliance House Drop In Center. Studies show that good nutrition is beneficial for individuals with mental illness.
MHA Receives 3-Year CARF Accreditation
A CARF Three-Year Accreditation was awarded to the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge for the Alliance House Drop In Center and the Alliance House Residential Center.
CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates MHA's commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. For more information on CARF, visit www.carf.org.
Please support the Generous Sponsors of the
2014 Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction who Helped MHA raise $46,000 in support of our programs!
Adams Investment Services, LLC
American Scanning, LLC
Jeremy Palmer, CPA
Read about our Arts for Wellness Program at the Alliance House Drop In Center Here