LAUGHTER HEALS: MHC PRESENTS “LAUGH OUT LOUD FOR MENTAL HEALTH” FUNDRAISING EVENT ON APRIL 16, 2016
GLENSIDE, Pa. April 6, 2016—MHC, a leader in workplace behavioral healthcare, will present an evening of fun, food, and laughter at “Laugh Out Loud For Mental Health” on April 16, 2016. David Granirer, an award-winning counselor and stand-up comedian, and a group of mental health consumers who have studied with Granirer, will be taking the stage.
The show is a production of Stand Up For Mental Health, an organization that teaches individuals with mental health challenges to turn their problems into stand-up comedy as part of their treatment. The show’s goal is to entertain and amuse, while also opening people’s minds to their perceptions and prejudices about mental health issues. The show will also raise money to fund a Philadelphia chapter of Stand Up For Mental Health.
Brendan J. Young, MHC President and CEO, saw a Stand Up For Mental Health show at a professional conference, and knew he wanted to partner with the group. “We know laughter heals,” he says. “We listen to horrific stories every day, terrible things happen. People need a break. Laughter is a huge release and Stand Up For Mental Health is the perfect partner for MHC. We are pleased to support a good cause, fight the stigma of mental health, and give members of our community a chance to take a break and enjoy themselves.”
The event runs from 6 pm to 9 pm and includes a meet and mingle over hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, then transitions to a dinner buffet and the comedy show. The program will be held at North Hills Country Club, 99 Station Avenue, Glenside, PA. Tickets are $100 per person with discounts for full table purchases. For more information or for tickets, call 215-343-8987 x1207 or visit http://www.mhconsultants.com/laugh-out-loud-for-mental-health/.
This event is co-sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
About MHC: MHC has been a leader in workplace behavioral health care for more than 30 years. Its mission is to serve individuals with high-quality drug, alcohol, and mental health services, while containing the cost to the individual, employer and payer. MHC provides a full array of workplace behavioral health services to employers, unions, and insurers, including information and referral services, clinical case management, and management consulting. The company works with a variety of organizations, including large corporations, small businesses, union groups, and private and public entities.
About Stand Up For Mental Health: David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker, and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success. He founded Stand Up For Mental Health, a program that teaches stand up comedy to people with mental illness or mental health issues, as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma. For more information about Stand Up For Mental Health, see: http://standupformentalhealth.com/
Brendan J. Young