Mental Illness Awareness Week October 5-10, 2020

A Virtual Rally For Recovery 

Join Us in the Art of Hope

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Cosponsored by Save Pine Tree Gardens Committee

NAMI Yolo County is hosting Mental Illness Awareness Week October 5 – 10, 2020 as part of the annual national campaign to educate, fight stigma, and empower our community. NAMI Yolo County has teamed up with the Save Pine Tree Gardens Committee and the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to promote virtual events during the week and raise money to fund landscaping improvements at two Davis homes for adults living with mental illness, Pine Tree Gardens East and West.

We invite you to participate in learning more about local resources available to assist with these concerns and to celebrate the resilience of individuals and families affected by mental health challenges.

Want to help? Join NAMI-Yolo as a member or volunteer, donate to the Save Pine Tree Garden’s fundraising campaign to landscape the backyards at Pine Tree Gardens East or West, or register for free one time only on Eventbrite to receive the links to participate in all of the following Mental Illness Awareness Week events.

Event Calendar

Chocolate Pudding In Heaven Book Cover

Monday, October 5th at 6:30 pm

Chocolate Pudding In Heaven

A virtual talk with author Maggie Newcomb on her journey from bipolar disorder and psychosis to stability and joy, described in her book Chocolate Pudding in Heaven. With dignity, humor and compassion, Maggie tells the inspiring story of her life with mental illness, solutions she has found, and ways we can end the stigma.

Hope Rock

Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00 pm

Rally for Recovery: A Virtual Video Premiere

A day to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the mental health community by viewing pre-recorded videos describing local accomplishments, as well as a video of local faith and community leaders lighting candles of hope to demonstrate NAMI-Yolo’s tradition of resilience, wisdom, and support. The day also will feature do-it-yourself art projects.

Marbles Book Cover

Friday, October 9th at 2:00 – 3:00 pm

UC Davis Campus Community Book Project presents Dr. Hendry Ton on Mental Health & Resilience

Dr. Hendry Ton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC Davis, presents on mental health and resilience. The UC Davis Campus Community Book Project—a signature initiative of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—will introduce the 2020-2021 program featuring Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me by Ellen Forney, a graphic memoir about bipolar disorder.

Donate to join the growing list of wonderful people supporting the Save Pine Tree Gardens Committee’s work to landscape the backyards at Pine Tree Gardens East and Pine Tree Gardens West.

Presenting Sponsors ($1500+)

  • Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza & Donna Provenza
  • Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor & Julie Saylor
  • Sabrina Moyle & Julian Abdey
  • Judy Boock Davis
  • Gary & LeShelle May
  • Marilyn & Peter Moyle
  • Charles & Laverne Foster
  • Samantha Good & Chris Kirkham
  • Lindsay Weston
  • Nancy Temple
  • University Covenant Church
  • Turning Point Community Programs
  • Corner Drug

Host Sponsors ($1000+)

  • Vice-Mayor Lucas Frerichs
  • Reed & Susan Youmans
  • Leslie Carroll
  • Petrea & Vince Marchand
  • Linda Deos
  • River City Bank
  • Kim Eichorn
  • Brian Killeen
  • Anya & Richard McCann

Sponsors  ($500+)

  • Bill & Nancy Roe
  • Robin Kulakow and Bill Julian
  • John & Judy Whitcombe
  • Angelike Dexter and Brett Goldblatt
  • Ellen and Paul Kolarik

Champion ($100+)

  • Sid England & Randy Beaton
  • Vicki Plutchok
  • Kirstin & Tom Sego
  • Will Uecker & Karen Fess-Uecker
  • Todd & Monica Witkin
  • J.M. Eadie
  • Rick & Monique Moniz
  • Susan Shelton
  • Cass Sylvia
  • Linda Birse
  • Tara Morin
  • Vicki Plutchok
  • Linda Wight
  • Carol Browning
  • Jennifer Stern
  • Meta & Kyle Valentic
  • Joe & Mary Cech
  • Cathie & John Duniway
  • Arianne Groth & John Stephens
  • Randy & Janet Lauchaire
  • Councilmember Brett Lee
  • Lily Roberts & Robert Bakke
  • Jenifer Price
  • Lill Birdsall
  • George Galamba
  • Katharine Price
  • Feisty Fashion
  • Dorothy Callison
  • Rita Bosworth
  • Kathleen Moore
  • Deborah Kimokeo
  • Alice Christensen
  • Andreas Albrecht &  Melissa Lyans
  • Mary Mallory
  • Daniel Tomasello
  • Patricia Ryan
  • Penelope and Jim Shackleford
  • Jason & Dale Taormino
  • Lydia Baskin
  • Natalie Nelson
  • Margaret Rubinstein
  • Turid Reid
  • John & Anna Ferrera
  • Phillip Livingstone
  • Robert Kerr
  • Elizabeth & Cary Christopher
  • Mavonne Garrity