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Join us for our 7th annual Mental (W)illness Fundraiser!

Come celebrate the 7th annual Mental (W)illness, an evening honoring the will it takes to live with mental illness. Join us this May 20th, Mental Health Month, to raise awareness and inspire acceptance around the misunderstood skin picking disorder Dermatillomania. All proceeds will benefit our 501c3 nonprofit (tax ID: 81-3467970) the Picking Me Foundation, the only one dedicated to this mental illness worldwide. We aim to host a night of fun and philanthropy!

Our event will be at Pippin’s Tavern at 39 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 from 6-9pm featuring incredible apps, intriguing cocktails, and an awesome silent auction.

Mental Willness

Mental (W)illness Ticket
Mental (W)illness Ticket

Mental (W)illness Ticket

Mental (W)illness Ticket

1 Ticket for $75

2 Tickets for $150

4 Tickets for $300

@ $75.00 ea.

Unable to attend Mental (W)illness? Please consider donating to help further our mission.

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Have a raffle item you'd like to donate for Mental (W)illness 2022?

If there's a service, product, gift certificate, or other way your organization would like to contribute, we'd be thrilled to include you! In return, we'll feature your organization as a local sponsor on our website, in our event production materials, and in promotional social media posts leading up to the event. We can also include marketing material from your company in our event goodie bags.​​​

If you're interested in helping a good cause, email and download our donation form.

You're invited for an exciting night including...

And SO much more!

About the venue

Your support helps move our mission forward!
Check out the #PickingMe initiatives you're fortifying:

Read the stories of real life sufferers YOU are helping!

Established in 2016 by Lauren McKeaney who struggles with Dermatillomania yet promotes Mental (W)illness daily, Picking Me serves the under-reported and misunderstood community of Skin Picking Disorder sufferers, who have only been recognized by the medical community as of 2013 (DSMV). 

As a start-up, millennial-led, intern-packed, micro organization, we function on a yearly operational budget under $50,000 with the gracious support of donors like yourself. Our annual fundraiser acts as our big "ask" to continue serving a stigmatized community in the already stigmatized realm of mental health. 

Your ticket purchase or donation will support our Drawing with Derma art therapy program, provide educational resources to Dermatologists, Pediatricians, and clinicians alike, maintain our Online Skin Picking Support Group, increase outreach of our Fiddle Packs for sufferers worldwide, help us continue hosting more online events & a lot more!

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