Just Talk About It: Stories of Recovery and Success
mental health association of new york city's
25th annual gala
For 50 years the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) has been unwavering in its belief that everyone can achieve emotional wellness with the right care and support.
Unfortunately, silence and shame keep too many people from getting the help that they need.
This year’s Gala — “Just Talk About It: Stories of Recovery and Success” — will shatter the silence that surrounds mental illness and raise funds to support care and treatment for those who need it most.
We are proud to be honoring NY Giants Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall and his wife, Michi, Co-Founders of PROJECT 375 and ardent mental health advocates since Brandon’s diagnosis with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2010, as well as the Zirinsky family, founders of Gracie-Square Hospital and unrivaled supporters of MHA-NYC and its work for three generations and five decades.
With their help – and yours – we will keep fighting until we can all talk about our mental health the same way we do about our physical health: with compassion instead of shame and, most of all, with hope.
Co-Founders, PROJECT 375
Photo: Cynthia Zirinsky and Joe Peyronnin, Executive Vice-Chair of MHA-NYC Board
Anchor, WABC Eyewitness News
Former President & CEO
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