Inside: MHC on the horizon, RVRC scholarships, changes with RESPECT
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The 2023 Real Voices – Real Choices conference is August 27th-August 29th!

The Real Voices – Real Choices conference is scheduled to be held at Margaritaville Lake Resort, once again this year. The presentation proposals application have just closed, and the chosen presenters will be notified on April 10th.

We are currently accepting Scholarship Applications now until April 24th, so please visit our website to learn more and apply for a scholarship today! Please note that you will still need to register if you are awarded a scholarship!
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The Director’s Creativity Showcase Virtual Gallery is Now Open!

The Director’s Creativity Showcase was held February 22nd and 23rd at the Missouri Department of Mental Health. We showcased the artwork of 244 artists from around the state of Missouri. Congratulations to all that participated and congratulations to our winners this year!

The 2023 DCS Traveling Showcase is currently being scheduled and is set to begin at the end of July and end in early November. The full schedule will be posted on our website by July 15th. You can view or purchase artwork from this year’s showcase on our website now!
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The Missouri Mental Health Champions’ Awards are May 9th, 2023!

Join us for our 15th annual Mental Health Champions’ Awards, celebrating our 2023 Champions: Amye Trefethen, Merna Leisure-Eppick, and David Gould. We will also be presenting the 2023 Lasting Legacy Award to our recipient, Dr. John N. Constantino. This year’s event will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Jefferson City, MO.

To sponsor this year’s event, please visit our website or contact our office at for more information. We are also seeking silent auction donations. Please let us know if you are interested in donating.
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Learn More About the Event (PDF)

RESPECT Institute: Undergoing Reconstruction!

The RESPECT Institute of Missouri has been under the Foundation since 2021. Following the COVID-19 pandemic and re-staffing period in 2021-2022, we have been in full swing updating the entire program—from the logo to the content.
We graduated the first class under the Foundation last August, and we plan to create a schedule for coming years—following the reconstruction.

Within the next few months, you can expect our monthly RESPECT calls to resume and all the material to be updated for our next training session. We are very appreciative of your patience as we transition this program under the Foundation to be the best it can be for Missouri!

If you have any questions regarding the RESPECT Institute (RI), please contact our office at
Thank you for reading our newsletter!

We are always grateful to our donors and supporters who allow us to do the work we do in providing programs, services, and events for all Missourians and those impacted by mental health conditions.  

We appreciate you not only supporting the Foundation’s mission but living it. For that, you are a part of the MMHF family! Please continue to help us do this important work, by donating today. Thank you!
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