The MHA 2023 Advocacy Award will be presented to Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer at the nonprofit’s annual dinner on Thursday, May 4.
A press release stated, “As a well-known public figure, Poyer has publicly shared his personal journey and is helping to remove the barriers and stigma around mental health, and encourages people to seek support.
“Eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health challenges is no easy task,” MHA Executive Director Melinda DuBois said. “It takes individuals like Jordan stepping up and speaking out to create permanent change. Jordan is a true role model, especially to our youth. He provides a message of hope and inspiration at a time when our community needs it most. It is an honor for MHA to recognize him for his work at this year’s annual dinner.”
The MHA annual dinner, themed “Inspiring Change,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. inside The Powerhouse, 140 Lee St., Buffalo. The event serves as the agency’s largest annual fundraising event, while recognizing individuals and organizations who are making a difference in the mental health community in Western New York.
Tickets to the dinner can be purchased at https://bit.ly/mhadinner2023. The registration deadline is April 21.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) promotes mental health and well-being in the community; and supports individuals and families living with mental illness through advocacy, treatment linkage, and outreach services. The nonprofit agency delivers nonclinical services to more than 17,000 individuals each year. Visit www.mhawny.org.