NEW YORK CITY – August 22, 2019. Fountain House – the most widely replicated evidence-based model for people living with mental illness in the world – celebrates their 12th annual Fountain House Fall Fête on Monday, October 7, 2019. The event serves to introduce a new audience of prominent leaders to Fountain House’s comprehensive mental health model and its mission to fight the stigma associated with serious mental illness.
This year, Fountain House will honor activist and musician Moby. After the release of his first single, 'go' in 1991 (listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s best records of all time), Moby’s records have gone on to sell over 20,000,000 copies worldwide. In May of 2019, Moby released his latest book, Then It Fell Apart, in which the artist spoke openly about his suicide attempt and experience living with mental illness.
“I am very happy to support Fountain House, and to be honored at this year’s Fall Fête. Fountain House’s mission is to help people with serious mental illness realize their potential as coworkers, students, neighbors, friends…as people. To combat the social isolation and poor outcomes this population faces resonates deeply with me. As someone who has experienced isolation, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, I know firsthand the power of community and focusing on our strengths, rather than diagnosis, can provide.” remarked Moby.
The Fall Fête program will feature Fountain House’s award-winning evidence-based education programs and highlight the Danny Zorn Scholarship Award Fund, which was established in 2012. Fountain House operates the largest and most successful supported education program in the U.S. with 77% of members completing their degrees as compared to just 30% of the general population. Fountain House College Re-Entry, helps academically engaged 18 to 30-year-old college students, who withdraw from their studies due to mental health challenges, return to college and successfully reach their educational goals.
Monday, October 7th, 2019
Racquet and Tennis Club
Tickets can be purchased at: http://give.fountainhouse.org/fete2019
ABOUT FOUNTAIN HOUSE
Fountain House empowers people with serious mental illness to live and thrive in society. Every day, hundreds of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities, and build friendships. Alongside staff, they operate award-winning social interventions in the areas of employment, education, wellness, and housing and work as partners to perform the functions that keep our community going. Founded in 1948, Fountain House is the most widely replicated evidence-based model for people living with mental illness in the world with over 300 model programs serving over 100,000 people throughout the US and in more than 30 countries. Fountain House is the first mental health organization to receive the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the largest and most prestigious recognition of humanitarian efforts. For more information, please visit www.fountainhouse.org