BOSTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Health Options, the nation's premier behavioral health management company, today announced it is proud to once again sponsor the 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."
About Beacon Health Options
Beacon Health Options is a health improvement company that serves 47 million individuals across all 50 states and the United Kingdom. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our behavioral health care system faces today. Beacon is a national leader in the fields of mental and emotional well-being, addiction, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness. We help people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. Partnering with a network of providers nationwide, we help individuals live their lives to the fullest potential. For more information, visit www.beaconhealthoptions.com and connect with us on www.facebook.com/beaconhealthoptions, www.twitter.com/beaconhealthopt and www.linkedin.com/company/beacon-health-options.
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
This initiative aims to promote the eradication of stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use disorder, as stigma acts as a barrier to people seeking the care they need to recover. For more information on the S.O.S. initiative, including videos featuring the stories of several Beacon Health Options employees, visit www.stampoutstigma.com. Follow Beacon Health Options' presence at the convention on www.facebook.com/beaconhealthoptions and www.twitter.com/beaconhealthopt.
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