Henry Winkler starred as the Fonz on the television show “Happy Days” for 10 seasons and is one of the most beloved and
recognized actors in the world today. Throughout his life, Henry has struggled with learning challenges and speaks to this
as the co-author of a series of fifteen children’s books - Hank Zipzer: The World’s Most Amazing Under-Achiever. In
response to this event he said, “It sounds like so much fun and it’s for such a good cause. I’m honored to do this for the
Mental Health Association.”
His on-stage partner for the event, Leslie McGuirk, founded the design studio of McGuirk’s Quirks. Leslie has written and
illustrated 11 children’s picture books which have sold in more than 60 countries. Her next book (written in conjunction
with Alex von Bidder, managing partner of the NYC Four Seasons restaurant) is a book of manners gone to the dogs – “Wiggens
Learns His Manners at the Four Seasons” --comes out in the summer of 2009.
All proceeds from
the program benefit the nonprofit Mental Health Association in Indian
River County, Inc. The Mental Health Association builds awareness,
knowledge and advocacy of mental health through public education. A
United Way partner agency, the Mental Health Association provides
immediate professional counseling at the Mental Health Walk-In Center
in Vero Beach and offers programs to address issues of substance
abuse, anger management, domestic violence,
parenting and anxiety and depression.
Its tagline is “It’s Okay To Get Help.”
This is sure to be
one of the Treasure Coast’s hot ticket fundraisers this year. Tickets
are $75, $50 and $25 with a $3.50 handling charge. To reserve your
seats, please call the Emerson Center box office at 772-778-5249.
Mental Health Association
Founded in 1958, the Mental Health Association in Indian River County (MHA) is a United Way partner agency that builds
awareness, knowledge and advocacy of mental health issues in the community by working collaboratively with mental health
consumers, advocates, and service providers to assure fair and effective treatment for those coping with mental and
emotional issues. The MHA fills gaps in community mental health services and initiates the development of public education,
information and referral, as well as support groups and rehabilitation service to those confronting mental health problems
and their loved ones.
Clients may schedule appointments Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the MHA’s licensed, experienced
therapists. The Mental Health Walk-In Center will also remain open each weekday from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. providing
immediate professional counseling to children, families, and individuals with a mental or emotional crisis. Both the MHA
offices and the Walk-In Center are located at 820 37th Place, Vero Beach.
In addition to individual and family counseling, the MHA offers specific programs to address issues of anger management,
domestic violence, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
The MHA’s programs and services are open to those in need with a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay. For additional
information, call the MHA at 569-9788.