SOURCE: Silver Hill Hospital

August 02, 2016 10:29 ET

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to Host 2016 Silver Hill Hospital Giving Hope Gala

Former NBA Player Chris Herren to Speak

NEW CANAAN, CT--(Marketwired - August 02, 2016) - On Monday, November 14, Silver Hill Hospital will hold its seventh annual fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City at 6:30 p.m. MSNBC's Morning Joe co-anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will host the evening. Former NBA player Chris Herren will attend as a special guest speaker. The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation will receive the President's Award. Rocco Marotta, MD, PhD will receive the Visionary Award.

The Giving Hope Gala includes dinner, dancing, a live auction and an after-party. The Gala is a fundraiser for the Patient Financial Aid Fund, serving individuals who would benefit from Silver Hill's long-term residential treatment programs but are without adequate resources to cover the costs.

Chris Herren, a former NBA player and recovering addict, is the founder of The Herren Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing treatment navigation, educational and mentoring programs to those touched by addiction and to educate people of all ages on the dangers of substance abuse. In 2012 the Herren Project launched a national anti-substance abuse campaign, Project Purple, to encourage people of all ages to stand up to substance abuse.

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation will receive the President's Award. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

Rocco Marotta, MD, PhD will receive the 2016 Visionary Award for his outstanding work as a psychiatrist in Silver Hill Hospital's Transitional Living Program. For the past eight years, Dr. Marotta has shown exceptional compassion and dedication to his patients and their families. His outstanding work has been crucial to the excellence and evolution of the Hospital.

This year, Sadri Garakani will serve as the Giving Hope Gala Honorary Chair. Todd Hollander and Audrey Z. Zinman are Co-Chairs. Amir Garakani, MD and Matthew Griepp, MD are the Junior Committee Co-Chairs. The Honorary Committee includes Jennifer L. Ashton, MD, Anna Bulgari, DJ Cassidy, Dick Cavett, Daniel Day-Lewis, Peter Kalikow, Lawrence Kudlow, Marsha Linehan, PhD, Donna & Phillip Satow, Nancy Stillerman and James D. Watson, PhD.

Silver Hill Hospital's first Gala took place in 2010 to highlight the excellent treatment the hospital provides.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Development Office at (203) 801-2307 or gala@silverhillhospital.org.

About Silver Hill Hospital

In 1931 renowned psychiatrist Dr. John Millett was searching for a setting close to New York to open a small residential mental health clinic. A picturesque farmhouse on a pastoral site in New Canaan, Connecticut proved irresistible for what he envisioned. In just a few short years, Silver Hill achieved national recognition as a top-tier psychiatric hospital, revered for expert and compassionate treatment for patients struggling with mental illness or addiction. A steadfast adherence to mission -- "to provide the best treatment for mental illness and addiction; and to offer continuing support, counseling and education to patients and families in every phase of illness and recovery" -- has shaped the hospital's growth over time. Today, Silver Hill, a not-for-profit hospital, provides comprehensive inpatient, residential and outpatient programs for adolescents and adults covering the full spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses. Our intensive treatment regimens are solely focused on getting patients better, inspiring hope, and helping them transition home to family and community. We pride ourselves on a very experienced, talented and dedicated clinical staff that includes fourteen full-time psychiatrists with advanced sub-specialty training working with an expansive team of psychiatric nurses, social workers and counselors.

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