Hope and Heroes Award to be presented

The Clermont County Mental Health Alliance is once again celebrating hope for those suffering and living with mental illness and recognizing those heroes who have made a positive impact in the lives of those challenged by mental illness.

The powerful and dedicated alliance, which was formed last year and is comprised of 17 local mental health organizations, is currently coordinating many different events planned for a week in May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

The events are all designed to draw much-needed attention to mental health issues and help fight the on-going, antiquated stigma of mental illness through education and awareness.

The week of celebration begins the evening of May 24 with a ‘Lifesaver Dinner’ sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an not-for-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide through research and education.

The Hope and Heroes Awards Luncheon will take place the following day.