May is Mental Health Awareness month and each May, Interim Inc. holds a Mental Health Awareness Banquet for our clients and their families, and the amazing volunteers who donate time and talent to help run our programs. For several years, including this year, the “Kristin Hart Memorial Award” has been given to consumers who inspire leadership in others.
Beginning this year, two new awards will be given as well: The “Compassionate Service Honorarium” and the “Inspiring Hope Honorarium”. Both new awards have been established by the family of Dr. David Soskin in his memory. Dr. Soskin was a deeply compassionate and gifted psychiatrist who genuinely cared for his patients. He also served as the Medical Director of Monterey County Behavioral Health, and his dedication and spirit have significantly shaped the lives of many in Monterey County.
The Compassionate Service Honorarium will be awarded to staff from Interim Inc. and Monterey Behavioral Health. Candidates for the Compassionate Service Honorarium are those who exemplify Dr. Soskin’s kind and compassionate commitment to the community. Like Dr. Soskin, they are mentors to clients and staff and exemplify deep compassion to the neediest and most neglected clients we serve.
Two Inspiring Hope Honoraria will be awarded to individuals with lived experience who are working or volunteering to help others in their recovery journey. Individuals who are staff of Interim Inc. or Monterey County Behavioral Health with lived experience are eligible for this award.
The awards will be announced at the Mental Health Awareness Banquet on May 3, 2019. Tickets are still available. Call 831.800.7530 x431.