Every year, for the past two years, Jeremy Goldstein has hosted a fabulous wine dinner for New York’s elite socialites. Each ticket costs $5,000 and all proceeds go to Fountain House, a local charity dedicated to the recovery of people suffering from mental illness.
This year’s event honors Jim Finkel and is funnily titled “Mental Illness: You Are not ‘A Rhone.’” The next gala is scheduled for May 21, and the hope is that the wine dinner raises more than last year’s two wine dinners. In 2018, Jeremy Goldstein hosted two wine dinners on top of the Nomad Hotel in New York and raised over $50,000.
Unlike last year’s dinners, Goldstein already knows what guests want and has tailored the event around making everyone happy to donate. For the price of $5,000, guests will be treated to an extravagant meal and get to taste some of E. Guigal’s finest wine vintages, including La Turque, La Landonne, and La Mouline.
Jeremy Goldstein got involved with Fountain House when he heard that mental illness is a global epidemic. According to some sources, nearly two billion will experience personal struggles with mental illness at least once in their lifetime; that’s one-fourth of the Earth’s population.
While organizations like Fountain House are devoted to helping those with serious mental illnesses, they also want people to know that mental illness can be as simple as unmanageable stress or sadness. Society’s current perception of mental illness is so harsh; the stigma created by that perception causes more harm than the mental illness itself.
The overall mission of Fountain house is to make the lives of those living with mental illness better, but it’s also important to remove the stigma. Over 20 million adults seek treatment for mental illness every year, but that’s a small number compared to the two billion that will one day suffer from a mental illness.
It’s important that a well-connected lawyer, like Jeremy Goldstein, advocate for sufferers. As a trusted attorney and advisor to some of the world’s largest corporations, he has the necessary access to put mental illness on the forefront of the world’s concern.
It was only last year that members of the mental health community held its first world conference. Fountain House invited over 300 mental health professionals to the Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illnesses conference in hopes of coming together and finding new ways to address the world’s most ignored crisis.
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