NAMI Westside Los Angeles (NAMI WLA) recently celebrated outstanding achievements in the mental health awareness movement at its annual gala on May 28 at the SLS Hotel. Oscar nominated actress and best-selling author Mariel Hemingway was honored with the Leadership in Media Award; Dr. Marvin Southard, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, received the Excellence in Public Service Award; and NAMI WLA Board Member David Wright was honored with the Excellence of Service Award. NAMI WLA raises funds to provide free help with local support groups, phone crisis assistance and educational programs for families and their loved ones to obtain information on mental health issues. For more information, please contact NAMI WLA at (310) 889-7200 or visit http://namila.org/. Pictured (L-R) honorees Dr. Marvin Southard, Mariel Hemingway and David Wright.
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