Mental Health America of Georgia is hosting our fourth annual silent auction and reception spotlighting our work in early intervention and crisis prevention through our maternal, youth, and adult programs. On April 8, 2017 we are introducing our brand new event, Casino Night: Fight the Stigma, featuring authentic casino games, a DJ, a dance floor and a buffet-style dinner. Join us at the luxurious La Fais Do-Do venue in Midtown, known for its big party Cajun-culture where dancing and festivities last long into the night. Funds raised this year will go directly towards our work in early intervention and crisis prevention through our maternal, youth, and adult programs. Each year in the U. S., 57.7 million people have a diagnosable mental disorder, and a death by suicide happens every 16 minutes. With our resources, we want all people to be able to identify a potential mental health crisis and prevent it before it occurs, keeping adults and children in the state of Georgia healthy, safe and out of harm’s way. This year, we are honored to have Margaret and Kevin Hines as our special guests. Kevin Hines is a mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Margaret comes to the Behavioral Health & Wellness space with over ten years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital and is passionate about collaborating with social entrepreneurs within the mental health realm. Their refreshing honesty, realism, advocacy, and appreciation of the complex conditions that contribute to mental illness is a much-needed guide through the darkness of societal stigma and discrimination.