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Local advocates to receive Mental Health Heroes Award

(LOS ANGELES) (MAY 10, 2017) – Mental health advocates, who have been on the frontlines of ensuring access and services to their communities, will be recognized by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) at its inaugural Mental Health Heroes Award Luncheon  on June 7, 2017. The luncheon will be held at the Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles located at 11301 W. Olympic Blvd #204, Los Angeles, CA 90064. The Chicago School is the nation’s leading nonprofit graduate university dedicated to psychology and behavioral health services.

Honorees for the Mental Health Award include Shari Farmer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services; Roozbeh Farahanipour, President, West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Zakiya, Will Rogers Learning Community PTA President, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, PTA & District Community Liaisons; Elena Uliantzeff, Community/School Liaison, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, PTA & District Community Liaisons; and Florencia Rams, Community/School Liaison, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School, District PTA & District Community Liaisons. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Counseling Centers. Support for the event can be in the form of ticket purchases, sponsorships, financial donations, or in-kind gifts to be used as auction items. For more information on the luncheon contact Mickie Faris at (213) 283-4218 or [email protected]

“We hope the Mental Health Heroes Award Luncheon will become a memorable and important annual event to honor local community leaders who are working to destigmatize mental illness, substance abuse disorders and suicide,” said Dr. Michele Nealon, president of The Chicago School. “We are deeply appreciative of the generosity of the many people who will be attending and continuing to contribute to the mental health well-being of our communities.”

The reception begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch, and the awards presentations. Proceeds from the event will benefit the TCSPP Counseling Centers, which provide high-quality and culturally competent psychotherapy services to individuals, families and children on a sliding scale, and also serves as a training ground for TCSPP’s master’s and doctoral students.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health services. The Chicago School is an affiliate of  TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The university serves more than 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as its Online Campus. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. are accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.

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