On Thursday, June 5th, I attended The Jed Foundation’s 13th Annual Gala by invitation from the Executive Director, Mr. John MacPhee.
- Dr. Nadia Richardson of Valenrich Wellness -
The special event was hosted by author and television host of ‘What Not To Wear’, Stacy London. The elegant event was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
- Jacob Javits Center -
- Stacy London -
- Stacy London and Demi Lovato embrace during Jed Foundation Gala. -
The evening recognized several individuals for their contribution to the mental health advocacy and the work of The Jed Foundation. Awards recipients included:
The Jed Foundation Corporate Award: Joe Sullivan – Chief Security Office, Facebook, Inc.
Love is Louder Award: Chaz Dean – Celebrity Stylist and Creator of Wen Hair and Bodycare
Voice of Mental Health Award: Scott Stossel – Editor of the Atlantic and Author of My Age of Anxiety
Jeff Greenspan Voice of Mental Health Award: Margaret Kramer – Student, University of South Carolina
The festive evening included performances from the cast of ‘Reality Show: NYU’ and singer, songwriter and actress Rachel Crow. Mental Health Advocate and award-winning recording artist Demi Lovato was also in attendance and presented the Jeff Greenspan Voice of Mental Health Award. Signature Jed Foundation programs were highlighted such as Half of Us (www.halfofus.com) and Love is Louder (www.loveislouder.com). The Jed Foundation also showcased their powerful collaborations with organizations such as Facebook, Inc, MTV, and the The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
- Rachel Crow performs at Jed Foundation Gala. -
- Rachel Crow -
- Demi Lovato presents the Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award -
It was an honor to attend this event and meet so many individuals committed to mental health awareness and advocacy. The Jed Foundation is dedicated to promoting emotional wellness and suicide prevent in university and college students. To learn more about their various initiatives and programs, please visit www.jedfoundation.org.
- Dr. Nadia Richardson with Mr. John MacPhee, Executive Director of The Jed Foundation. -
- Nadia M. Richardson, PhD - Founder, Valenrich Wellness