Reginald & Paul Sewell Foundation

Events


Annual Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk!
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk!

Join Team Sewell as we walk for our brothers Reggie & Paul who both died by suicide in 2016 and 2018. Walk with us as we be the voice for Reggie, for Paul and for all the others who may be suffering with behavioral health issues and suicidal thoughts.  Help us help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to continue to raise awareness and be a great resource.

I'm walking in the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Please help me reach my goal by clicking the link posted below in blue. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.

Thank you for your support!

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3rd Annual Mata Strong 50/50 Raffle
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Mata Strong 50/50 Raffle

This family lost their son, Andrew Mata, to suicide in 2016 and on the anniversary of his loss they decided to turn their tragedy and heartbreak into advocacy for this horrible epidemic SUICIDE. Please consider joining them in their fight against suicide. 20% of all food purchases between 2p-6p will also be donated to this cause. 100% of money raised goes to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I look forward helping them support this cause and will be speaking at the event. 💚💚💛💛

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May Mental Health Symposium
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

May Mental Health Symposium

  • University of Illinois, Mile Square Health Center, Room 2007 (map)
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The Reginald & Paul Sewell Foundation Presents: A Mental Health Symposium in Honor of May Mental Health Awareness Month. This event is free of charge and refreshments will be served.

Program/Agenda:

  • 5:00pm Vikki Webster, Executive Director, The Reginald & Paul Sewell Foundation

“Second Time Around”

  • 5:05pm Dr. Valentina M. Pacheco-Cornejo, Psy.D., ABPP, Asst. Prof. of Psychiatry

“The Relevance of Mental Health in Children, Adolescents & Families”

  • 5:30pm Dr. Margaret Crowley, Psy.D., Asst. Prof. of Clinical Psychiatry

“The Importance of Taking Care of Your Emotional Health”

  • 5:55pm Dr. Nicole Gastala, Clinical Physician, Researcher Family Medicine

“Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Mental Health & Addiction”

  • 6:20pm Elizabeth Raleigh, Director, Business Development, Clinical Operations &

Community Relations – UIC College of Nursing

“Check Up from the Neck Up”

  • 6:45pm Carl J. Evans, Director Programs & Ops – Hope for The Day

“PEERvention Strategy”

  • 7:15pm Q&A

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED



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Survivor's Day Event
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Survivor's Day Event

Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

PROGRAM:


• 3:00-3:15 PM Introduction of Event & The Reginald & Paul Sewell Foundation 


• 3:15-3:30 PM Shantika Delafosse – Survivor of a Loss “The Story”


• 3:30-3:45 PM Jaharri Harrison, Survivor of a Loss “Music Over Pain”


• 3:45-4:15 PM Michael Bushman – AFSP Volunteer
“Creating Purpose from Pain”


• 4:15-5:00 PM Carl J. Evans, Director Programs & Operation - Hope For The Day 
“Things We Don’t Say”


• 5:00 PM Q&A, Remembering Those We Lost, Refreshments.

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Soul Sessions
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Soul Sessions

  • 354 East 115th Street Chicago, IL, 60628 United States (map)
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I know it’s payday for some of ya’ll so whatcha waiting for?!?!? Come join us for an evening that promises to be a great time supporting a great cause! Can’t make it?...we’ll accept a donation...thanks! 11/3...7:00pm...come hear live music...enjoy good food by our own Flavours Keeba & awesome sweets! There’s a band...a bar...what more could you ask for? See you there!!💚💛🎶🎤🎼

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Out of Darkness Walk
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Out of Darkness Walk

Please join us for a walk in memory of Reggie and Paul. The walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention who raises awareness while raising money to fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss. The event begins at 9:00am. The walk begins at 11:00am. 

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