2017-11-02 / Mainsheet

Rock-the-Mansion Event Rocked


Joan Beachnan with Jeanne and Bill Harrington 
Photos byAllan Millora Photography Joan Beachnan with Jeanne and Bill Harrington Photos byAllan Millora Photography Supporters of Newport Mental Health donated more than $56,000 on Oct. 19 in its largest fundraising event to date at the fourth annual Rock-the-Mansion gala at OceanCliff.

“We’re delighted at the support for mental health services for Newport County,” said CEO and president Jamie Lehane of Newport Mental Health. “It’s heartening to see that more and more people are realizing the need for mental health treatment for teens, older adults and those with co-occurring addiction and psychiatric needs in the county and country overall. We still have more work to do, but it’s good to see the progress.”

About $6,000 was raised for three Fund-a-Need projects, which include emergency crisis support, where a licensed clinician and psychiatrist will be on call to respond to crisis calls 24 hours per day; counseling for NMH clients with little or no health insurance, along with receiving needed treatment and medication; and renovations for waiting rooms at 127 Johnny Cake Hill Road and 65 Valley Road that are in need of repairs and updating.


Marilyn and Norma Figueroa Marilyn and Norma Figueroa The mission of Newport Mental Health is to improve the lives of children, adults and families working in Newport County by providing the highest quality, comprehensive, recovery-oriented, evidence-based and integrated mental health and substance use care.

NMH is still accepting Fund-a-Need donations. Contributions and donations can be made by visiting newportmentalhealth.org and clicking on the yellow “donate” button in the upper right-hand corner.



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