What: Beat the Blues.
Where: Hughes Hangar.
The scoop: A holiday party raised awareness and funds for a very serious issue — the holiday blues. There’s no busier time for Crisis Intervention of Houston's services than this time of year when people suffer from depression and emotional crisis at higher rates. Those in need call the agency's 24-hour Crisis Hotline — the only one in the city that operates all day, every day — or text the 24-hour Teen Text line seeking help.
While the topic is serious, the mood was light as guests came decked out under the moonlit patio area in their "blue chic" outfits, where they mingled to the upbeat sounds of DJ GT Mayne and were welcomed by event chair, Miss International 2015 Elise Banks. The laid back night was one of laughter and networking and one that continues to take great strides every year in making mental illness and depression less taboo.
All profits from the event will support Crisis Intervention of Houston's 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines & Teen Text Line.
Who: Raven Britt, Maegan Cardenas, Jacob Christie, Megan Clark, Crisis Invervention of Houston director Naomi Doyle-Madrid, Darrell Rowland, Michael Cohodes, Peter Crain, Cameron Cuenod, Danielle and Rob Ekwerekwu, Stedman Esene, Anthony Flenoy, Sarah Fowler, Peter C. Goudeau III, Kevin Hall, Amber Harris and Joel Lowinger.
Also joining in the fun were Christian Menefee, Jasmine McBride, Leeor Mushin, Ben Nipper, Joe Pritchard, Benjamin Proler, Breana and Britney Roberts, Ian Roy, Matt Seliger, Creshelle Smith, Sherrell Smith, Josh Tillis, Erin Viktorin, Leena Vuor, Clay Wolcott, and Raquel Young.