The Carroll County Mental Health Advocates (CMHA) Program and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce its inaugural, signature fundraising event, Masquerade Ball- “Unmasking Mental Illness” honoring Carroll County Probate Court, Judge Betty Cason. Judge Cason will be recognized for her many years of service and dedication to those living with mental illness in our community. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th , 2018 at The Venue on Cedar in Carrollton, Georgia at 7pm.
CMHA was established in 2008 for the sole purpose of addressing the mental illness crisis and the effect it has on our community. Since that time, CMHA has evolved from a group of volunteer stakeholders that recognized an unmet need into an active organization that provides services to the court system, law enforcement agencies, service providers and mental health clients throughout Carroll County. The program offers Crisis Intervention Training to law enforcement and first responders, trains volunteers to become mental health advocates for those in need, offers pre-trial diversion programs and services in four courts within Carroll County, provides administrative support for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Carroll Support Group, and provides community education in an effort to help eradicate stigmas associated with mental illness and substance abuse.
Currently, one in five Americans is affected by mental illness each year. Unfortunately, mental illness does not discriminate, as it affects all ages, races, cultures, and economic statuses. Therefore, CMHA has waged a campaign to bring awareness and provide necessary services to those who are surviving and living with mental illness.
CMHA’s Board of Directors, graciously asked community leaders to serve on the 2018 Inaugural Masquerade Ball Committee. This year’s Committee Chair, Ms. Debbie Neal, states about the event’s theme, “Unmasking Mental Illness”- “Please join and help us to bring this out of the shadows and into the light; so we can collectively find a better solution for our community.” We are currently accepting corporate table sponsors at silver, gold, and platinum sponsorship levels. Individual patron tickets will also be available for purchase beginning September 1, 2018. The night will feature food from Little Hawaiian, drinks, live band, dancing and fun. All proceeds will benefit the Carroll County Mental Health Advocates Program and services. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship or tickets, contact Jodie Goodman, 770-830-2048 or [email protected]