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2020 NAMI Pasco Heroes of Hope Awards Gala

The 2020 NAMI Pasco Heroes of Hope Awards Gala celebrates and honors those in our community who have gone out of their way to help us fulfill our mission by providing support, advocacy, outreach, and/or education to those with mental health conditions and those who love them. The gala will feature dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, special announcements, networking, and lots of fun.

Cocktail or Superhero attire welcomed. Superhero costumes are highly encouraged, but not required. Those wearing one at entry will be given a ticket for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Proceeds from sponsorship and ticket sales will go directly to support free programs and services that further our mission. These proceeds will go towards peer-led education and support programs to help people affected by mental illness get support and resources to better navigate the mental health system, as well as community education and outreach to reduce stigma and help the general public better understand mental illness.

To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities CLICK HERE.



2020 NAMI Pasco Heroes of Hope Nominations

  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer of the Year - For a law enforcement or corrections officer who has safely and effectively responded to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis using the communication and de-escalation techniques they learned during CIT training.

    Mental Health Provider of the Year - For someone who provides exceptional mental health support, including school personnel, to individuals experiencing mental illness.

    Youth Voice of the Year - For a youth or young adult age 15-25 who uses their lived experience to bring greater public awareness to youth mental health and has played a significant role in linking their peers to community mental health resources.

    Volunteer of the Year - For a NAMI Pasco County volunteer who is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness and has made significant contributions to furthering the mission of our organization.

    Mental Health Trailblazer - For a community member whose vision, passion and leadership skills have helped blaze a new trail to benefit individuals impacted by mental illness.