Brenda Harrington, treasurer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Winchester, was awarded the Jack B. Stith Volunteer Advocate Award by Mental Health America of Kentucky during their 57th annual dinner Oct. 24 in Louisville. The award was presented by Sheriall Cunningham, Executive Director of Mental Health America of Kentucky.
The award is named in memory of Jack Stith, a lifelong civic volunteer and charter member of the Mental Health Association of Kentucky.
This award honors individuals with an outstanding record of personal volunteer advocacy activity for persons with mental illnesses and an ongoing commitment to the promotion of mental health, prevention of mental illnesses and the improvement in diagnosis and treatment for mental illness.
Brenda has been a member of NAMI since 1996. She is a trained family support group facilitator, Family to Family class leader and QPR suicide prevention gatekeeper.