This past Sunday, October 20, MHAS' staff, Board of Directors, and over 150 supporters gathered at The New Center for Psychoanalysis for our 2019 Annual Celebration . Our attendees had the opportunity to learn how MHAS works every day to protect and advance the rights of people with mental health disabilities in L.A. County .
This year, MHAS presented the Jim Preis Memorial Award to Meiram Bendat , Founder and President of Psych-Appeal, and the Advocates Award to Mia St. John , Founder of the El Poder Es Saber Foundation. MHAS is proud to honor their achievements and contributions to the field of mental health advocacy.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Annual Celebration and helped make the event a huge success!
If you weren't able to attend, you can still make a donation in support of our Annual Celebration.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS
EMERALD 
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP + Bradley Schneider 

PLATINUM
Lucy & David Eisenberg
Susan & Bill Bloomfield 

GOLD
Capri Urban Retail 
Cozen O’Connor PC + Peter Swain 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP + Emily Ludmir Aviad 

SILVER 
Alston & Bird LLP + The Casey Family
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 
Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP ❖ Elyn Saks  
Foley & Lardner LLP ❖ FTI Consulting ❖ Michael Murtagh  
Morrison & Foerster Foundation ❖ Russ August & Kabat + Neil A. Rubin 

BRONZE 
Areta Crowell, Ph.D. ❖ Barry & Sue Shanley  
Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services ❖ John & Allison Preis 
Laurie Hasencamp & Mike Lurey ❖ Teri Paul  
Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP ❖ Panish Shea & Boyle LLP 
 Psych-Appeal ❖ Ryu Law Firm ❖ Stephen J. Morse 
* Info Card No. R6246  on file with the Los Angeles Police Commission