NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore hosted its first LOUDER event on April 19 at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, an evening to celebrate individuals and companies who have volunteered to reduce stigma related to mental health in Baltimore through the NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore I Will Listen campaign.
The group honored Tchernavia Bagheri-Rocker speakers, senior executives and administrative officer at Under Armor, and Patrick Sutton, Designer and Owner of Patrick Sutton Design, and the NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore LOUDER Achievement Award for helping promote mental health in the workplace and large Baltimore community.
Morgan State University was also awarded for its innovative and innovative exhibition in addressing the mental health needs of its students with NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore #I will Listen to the Impact on Students. During the 2021 #I WillLike Campaign, the university reached 1,200 students through 14 events including a night of sports, a night of “Unplugged” microphones, yoga and other health events to help start a conversation about mental health.
The proceeds from LOUDER will support the work of NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore and its mission to improve the lives of local people living with mental health conditions, their families and communities through education, support and advocacy. Donations will allow the organization to expand and provide essential support groups, classes and free mental health programs to the Baltimore community.
In 2021, ME Metropolitan Baltimore provided nearly 9,000 service centers in Baltimore City and County for individuals living with mental health conditions, their families and communities through education, support and advocacy. In the same year, 39.1% of adults in Maryland reported symptoms of anxiety or depression and 31.3% were unable to access counseling or treatment.
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Under People’s Chief and Administrative Officer Tchernavia Rocker and Designer Patrick Sutton were awarded the LOUDER Achievement Awards at this year’s event. Morgan State University was also awarded the NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore #IWillListen Student Impact Award. (Photo by Eric Stocklin)
From left, Baltimore Behavioral Health System President Crista Taylor, Murphy & Dittenhafer Designer Robert Taylor and NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore CEO Kerry Graves stood to take pictures on LOUDER. (Photo by Eric Stocklin)
From left, WJZ-TV Event Presenter and Presenter Denise Koch, Mr. Patrick Sutton and Silver Sponsor and Founder and President of Atlas Restaurant Group Alex Smith stand together after Patrick Sutton received the HIGHER Award for Excellence. (Photo by Eric Stocklin)
Sheppard Pratt CEO Harsh K. Trivedi gave a powerful speech to attendees of the importance of creating creative resources for individuals with mental health conditions and their partners throughout the state of Maryland. Sheppard Pratt was the main sponsor of the LOUDER event. (Photo by Eric Stocklin)
Morgan State University Staff and Vice President of State and Federal Relations Don-Terry Veal, left, with NAMI President Metropolitan Baltimore and Senior Adviser to the Maryland Civil Rights Commission Glendora Hughes in a photo of together at the LOUDER launch event. (Photo by Eric Stocklin)
From left, LOUDER Honoree with Under Armor People’s Administration and Administration Tchernavia Rocker, HeidnSeek Entertainment Founder and CEO Heidi L. Klotzman, Bloomtopia CEO and Board Member Gina Richmond, EVP Weapons Office, Officer Head of People & Administration and Board Member Julia. Verdery Talent Development Director and Under Armor Rochelle Arnold-Simmons are gathering together with the support of NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore. (Photo by Eric Stocklin)
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore staff gather together at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel for its LOUDER launch event, an evening dedicated to promoting mental health in Baltimore. (Photo by Eric Stocklin)