The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 13, 2014

NAMI-CSV To Host Its Annual Community Dinner


The Daily Item

— MILTON — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Susquehanna Valley (NAMI-CSV) will hold its annual community dinner on March 23 at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Route 254/Cemetery Road, Milton. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5 p.m. The dinner is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved by March 16 by calling (800) 327-4357.

Guest speaker will be Mike Veny, nationally known mental health advocate who has addressed numerous organizations. His journey of recovery from anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder led him to become a sought after speaker who brings hope and inspiration through his life story. His message, “Transforming Stigma into Strength” will motivate, challenge and inspire.

Various artistic items created by consumers and family members will be showcased. To enter artwork in the display, contact Eileen at (570) 538-4108.

NAMI-CSV is an organization of individuals and family members from Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by mental illness. Its mission is to provide education about the true nature of mental illness, to advocate and offer support for those affected by the illness, and to prevent the stigma and discrimination faced by persons and family members who live with mental illness.

Additional information about the annual dinner and the local monthly family and peer support groups can be found at www.namicsv.org.