ValueOptions Serves as Major Sponsor of NAMI National Conference For 12th Consecutive Year
For More than a Decade, the Company has Partnered with NAMI to Make a Difference
NORFOLK, Va., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ValueOptions®, Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced its sponsorship of the 2013 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Conference, which opens today, Thursday, June 27, in San Antonio, TX, and ends on June 30. This is the company’s 12(th) consecutive year as the sponsor of the Welcome Center. It also has a booth, No. 102, in the conference exhibit hall.
In keeping with the conference theme, “Together We Can Make a Difference,” ValueOptions is helping ensure that the more than 2,000 attendees can make the most of their conference experience at the Welcome Center, which will be staffed by two clinicians with a background in addiction recovery, trained peer hosts and ValueOptions employees. The Welcome Center will offer conference-goers a wide range of assistance, from taking a moment’s rest from the hustle and bustle of the events, to receiving help with mental health issues such as anxiety or lost or forgotten medication, and 24-hour support from clinical staff.
ValueOptions, Vice President, Wellness and Recovery, Clarence Jordan, and Director, Recovery and Resiliency, East Tennessee, Ron Morton, both serve on the NAMI board of directors.
“For just over a decade, ValueOptions has had the privilege to serve as a conference partner to NAMI and has worked with them to help make a difference in the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families,” said Jordan. “We are proud to support their commitment year-round to raising awareness and building a community of hope.”
The company also has a booth, No. 102, in the exhibit hall that focuses on the Stamp Out Stigma (S.O.S.) initiative. The booth features the initiative’s website, www.stampoutstigma.com, and showcases the company’s S.O.S. videos, which include a number of its employees. A variety of mental health tip sheets will also be available. Follow ValueOptions’ presence at the conference on Twitter at @ValueOptions or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValueOptionsInc.
ValueOptions is a health improvement company that serves more than 32 million individuals. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our health care system faces today. A national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness, ValueOptions helps people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. With offices nationwide and a network of more than 130,000 provider locations, ValueOptions helps people take important steps in the right direction. We help them live their lives to the fullest potential. Visit www.valueoptions.com for more information.
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research, and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope.
About Stamp Out Stigma
Stamp Out Stigma is an initiative to ensure we remove stigma as a barrier to people seeking the care they need to recover. This initiative commits us all to recognize the high prevalence of mental illness and to reeducate ourselves, friends and family on the truths of mental illness. When we do this, we reduce the stigma. This campaign reminds each of us that we can help transform the dialog on mental health from a whisper to a conversation. Visit www.stampoutstigma.com for more ways to starting talking about mental health.