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Oscar winner rivets Signature Luncheon audience with his story of living with bipolar disorder

Oscar winner rivets audience with his story of bipolar disorder

Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Chris Knapp, Letty Knapp, Vivie O’Sullivan, Chris O’Sullivan
Chris Knapp, from left, Letty Knapp and Vivie and Chris O’Sullivan. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Richard Dreyfuss
Guest speaker Richard Dreyfuss discusses his bipolar disorder. Photo by David Shutts Photography
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Maureen Hackett, Liz McIngvale-Cegelski
Maureen Hackett, let, and Liz McIngvale-Cegelski. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Susan Canfield, Elaine Finger, Colleen Holthouse, Leila Gilbert
Susan Canfield, from left, Elaine Finger, Colleen Holthouse and Leila Gilbert. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Nikki Richnow, Reverand Douglas Richnow
Nikki and the Rev. Douglas Richnow. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Susan Billipp, Linda King Allison, Eliza Duncan
Susan Billipp, from left, Linda King Allison and Eliza Duncan. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Flo McGee, Pete Seale
Flo McGee and Pete Seale. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Anette Edens, Steve Irving, Kate Anderson, Diana Anderson
Anette Edens, from left, Steve Irving, Kate Anderson and Diana Anderson. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Susan Baker, Elizabeth Winston Jones
Susan Baker, left, and Elizabeth Winston Jones. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Catherine Fondren, Brittany Fondren, Leland Fondren
Catherine Fondren, from left, Brittany Fondren and Leland Fondren. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Jennifer Wilson Brown, Barbara Robertson, Molly Khalil
Jennifer Wilson Brown, from left, Barbara Robertson and Molly Khalil. Photo by John R. Lewis
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Kathy and Dr. C. Edward Coffey, Richard Dreyfuss, Letty Knapp
Kathy and Dr. C. Edward Coffey, from left, Richard Dreyfuss and Letty Knapp. Photo by David Shutts Photography
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Chris Knapp, Letty Knapp, Vivie O’Sullivan, Chris O’Sullivan
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Richard Dreyfuss
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Maureen Hackett, Liz McIngvale-Cegelski
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Susan Canfield, Elaine Finger, Colleen Holthouse, Leila Gilbert
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Nikki Richnow, Reverand Douglas Richnow
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Susan Billipp, Linda King Allison, Eliza Duncan
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Flo McGee, Pete Seale
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Anette Edens, Steve Irving, Kate Anderson, Diana Anderson
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Susan Baker, Elizabeth Winston Jones
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Catherine Fondren, Brittany Fondren, Leland Fondren
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Jennifer Wilson Brown, Barbara Robertson, Molly Khalil
Menninger Luncheon, May 2015, Kathy and Dr. C. Edward Coffey, Richard Dreyfuss, Letty Knapp

What: Menninger Clinic Signature Luncheon.

Where: Westin Galleria Hotel.

The 411: Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss held the gathering of more than 700 in rapt attention as he shared his dramatic story of growing up and living with bipolar disorder, depression and addiction. His was an inspiring story for the audience there in support of mental health.

Chris Knapp, Letty Knapp and Vivie and Chris O'Sullivan chaired the event that raised more than $600,000 for patient care, research and education.

Prior to the luncheon, Dreyfuss and his wife, Stella, joined Menninger supporters at an underwriter evening at the St. Regis Hotel. Hosting that event were Barbara and Corby Robertson and Bess and Rob Wilson III.

Who: Menninger CEO Dr. C. Edward Coffey, Maureen Hackett, Regina Rogers, Liz McIngvale-Cegelski, Alice and Philip Burguières, Emily Crosswell, Ginger Blanton, Susan Baker, Elizabeth Winston Jones, Gary Petersen, Beth Robertson, Ann Trammell and Lynda Underwood.