On Monday, November 13th, Silver Hill Hospital held its eighth annual fall benefit, the Giving Hope Gala, at Cipriani 42nd Street, honoring Grammy Award-winning musician Nile Rodgers with the 2017 Visionary Award. The award recognizes an individual who, through personal contributions and action, has inspired others and helped remove the stigma of mental illness or addiction. This year’s inspiring speaker was Kevin Hines, who is one of only 36 people to survive a suicide attempt of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and is now actively spreading the message globally of living mentally healthy.
More than 375 guests attended the 2017 Giving Hope Gala that included dinner, dancing and a live auction. The event raised more than $1 million for Silver Hill Hospital’s Patient Financial Aid Fund, serving individuals who would benefit from the hospital’s long-term residential treatment programs but are without adequate resources to cover the costs.
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