Mental (W)illness: An Event Honoring the Will it Takes to Live with Mental Illness

Picking Me Foundation invites you to commemorate Mental Health Month on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:00-9:00 P.M. at 551 Live (551 N Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642). The event will offer food, including a s’mores bar, drinks, and live karaoke. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid for fantastic items in a silent auction. Additionally, Mental (W)illness serves as a networking event for those who suffer or support those with mental illness. Beyond the dining and dancing, attendees can enjoy a Derma Art Gallery and a Living Community Art Piece!

For those unable to travel to Chicago, Picking Me Foundation encourages participants to “attend from afar” or make a donation. Ready to have a great time for a great cause? Tickets are available for $65 online or for $100 at the door.


About Picking Me Foundation

Picking Me Foundation NFP is a donor-supported nonprofit that spreads awareness and inspires acceptance for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors- in particular Dermatillomania aka Skin Picking Disorder– for sufferers, supporters, and educational communities alike. Picking Me strives to encourage individuals to take back control from their OCD-related disorder, sharing why they are #PickingMe over their BFRB. Established in 2016 by Lauren McKeaney who struggles with Dermatillomania yet promotes Mental W(illness) daily, Picking Me serves an under-reported and misunderstood community of Skin Picking Disorder sufferers, who have only been recognized by the medical community as of 2013.