The McCord List at #RichKids of Beverly Hills’ Morgan Stewart NAMI event

I recently attended NAMI’s awareness event in West Hollywood with my girl Hanna Gudrun.   

   
     We had the most amazing time meeting new friends and witnessing the incredible talent that came out to support this incredible cause.

Katrina Gay, Catt Sadler, Morgan Stewart and Tiffani Carter at the NAMI #stigmafree lunch sponsored by hope & grace fund
Katrina Gay, Catt Sadler, Morgan Stewart and Tiffani Carter at the NAMI #stigmafree lunch sponsored by hope & grace fund
In a world where people suffering from uncontrollable mental illness, it is important that a select number of us take a stand in order to share our support and love for those who suffer everyday.

Johnny Drubel, Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick and EJ Johnson at the NAMI #stigmafree lunch sponsored by hope & grace fund
Johnny Drubel, Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick and EJ Johnson at the NAMI #stigmafree lunch sponsored by hope & grace fund
I was impressed with #RichKids of Beverly Hills star, Morgan Stewart, for hosting this event and stepping out for such an important cause.

Natasha Bedingfield and Morgan Stewart at the NAMI #stigmafree lunch sponsored by hope & grace fund
Natasha Bedingfield and Morgan Stewart at the NAMI #stigmafree lunch sponsored by hope & grace fund
This event comes on the tails of Morgan Stewart opening up about brother’s schizophrenia on the reality show she stars in.

Rachel McCord and Morgan Stewart at the NAMI  hope & grace lunch
Rachel McCord and Morgan Stewart at the NAMI hope & grace lunch
Once I heard more of the story at the event, I couldn’t help but wonder how her brother feels about his story being out there. 

My sister released a hugely public story about my family in 2013, and the effects of feeling overly exposed pushed me into a hard spot.  But, I do believe that you can use every situation to grow as an individual, so I walked away from that with better understanding of myself. 

E!’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills shares the story of close friends who run around the world having fun and spending tons of money in the process. 

In rare a heartfelt episode recently, the cast goes to China to visit an incredible training facility Dorothy Wang’s father built to help children with mental and physical disabilities learn how to become self-sufficient. It was there that Morgan Stewart shared that her brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was 22 (she was 15). 

Raised in Switzerland, he now lives there to experience a calmer lifestyle.  Stewart talked more about his illness at the NAMI event, even tearing up as she read from her speech to a crowded room of Hollywood celebs and socialites. 

The most important person to Morgan present seemed to be her mom, Susan Stewart, who was tearing up during the speech. 

It was such an amazing event, I am so happy I was able to attend!

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If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, please check out NAMI

This is never something to be ashamed of. And, the best part is that you cannot heal from it alone.  Yep, I said the best part. It is amazing because when you lean on those around you, you get to be reminded that you are not alone. We are not meant to walk through pain alone. 

Don’t let your fear of sharing your story keep you stuck.  You ONLY have TODAY. This is your moment. Even if it just starts with tell me. Send me a note. Let’s get you or that special person the help they deserve to live a fabulous life from the inside out! 

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