Dick Jevon was a board member and a volunteer Consumer Advocate at NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania. He has been actively representing the consumer voice and educating the public about mental illness since 1987.
“Dick Jevon is an activist who has personally brought about changes in the community mental health system through unrelenting, persistent advocacy,” said Chris Michaels, executive director of NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania. “Dick offers distraught family members great emotional support and comfort through education about mental illness and the service system, and he exudes empathy and understanding through his own shared experiences. We were honored to nominate Dick for the Albert B. Craig Jr. Award and thrilled that he is being recognized as a pioneer in mental health advocacy. His kindness, tenacity and generosity of spirit are unparalleled.”