BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, today announced it is proud to once again sponsor National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention, which runs from July 6-9 in San Francisco. This event marks the company’s 14th consecutive year as the sponsor of the convention’s Welcome Center.
The Welcome Center serves as a place for the convention’s more than 2000 attendees to obtain a wide range of assistance—from taking a moment’s rest from the fast-paced convention activities, to receiving help with mental health issues, such as anxiety or lost or forgotten medication. Clinical staff members are available 24 hours a day, including a psychiatrist, to support consumers throughout the convention.
The company also has a booth, No. 180, in the convention exhibit hall that focuses on its Stamp Out Stigma (S.O.S.) campaign. Attendees can obtain an official S.O.S. wristband and a variety of mental health tip sheets at the booth.
“For nearly a decade and a half, our company, first as ValueOptions and now as Beacon Health Options, has had the privilege to serve as a convention partner to NAMI to help them make a difference in the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families,” said Beacon Health Options CEO Tim Murphy. “We are proud to support NAMI and look forward to helping the organization carry out its convention theme of ‘Embracing the Future.’”
A long-time supporter of NAMI, Mr. Murphy has furthered the company’s commitment to the organization by serving as one of the founding members of “CEOs Against Stigma,” an initiative launched last month by NAMI Mass that fosters a stigma-free workplace by encouraging communication and understanding about mental illness. At the national convention, NAMI Mass will receive the Outstanding State Organization Award for innovative programs.
“We are pleased that the NAMI Mass was recognized for the important work they do in Massachusetts,” said Mr. Murphy. “Beacon Health Options looks forward to partnering with them in the future to improve the quality of life for people with mental health challenges, promoting recovery and fighting stigma.”