Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
Sadly, it is going to take more than the luck of the Irish for some returning warriors, veterans, and their families to mend broken hearts and their families to relieve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and restore hope to banish suicidal thoughts.
Award-winning restaurateurs, Washington, DC-area philanthropists, and ”power couple”, Chef Todd and Ellen Gray, are hosting a hot St. Patrick’s Day party at their acclaimed new restaurant, Watershed. Chef Todd Gray is hot off his recent RAMMY award win for 2011 Chef of the Year and several James Beard Foundation Award nominations.
The “YOU ARE NOT ALONE” celebration will honor NOT ALONE, a 501c3 non-profit that recently launched its free, confidential and anonymous community support in the Washington, DC region and will feature a specialty cocktail drink! This will be the place to be in DC this St. Patrick’s Day!
Tickets cost $100.00 per person. Ticket includes open bar and signature Eastern Seaboard inspired cuisine. Please note that this event is metro-accessible—Red Line metro stop: New York Avenue. Visit NOT ALONE WATERSHED COCKTAIL PARTY, contact Danielle Zopf--phone (615) 243-7400 or email danielle(at)notalone(dot)com. NOT ALONE is also seeking donations and volunteers to support U.S. warriors, veterans and their families during St. Patrick’s Day and beyond. Please click here NOT ALONE today to donate or see how you can volunteer.
About Todd Gray’s Watershed Restaurant:
Watershed (http://www.toddgrayswatershed.com), located in the hip NoMa neighborhood just off Capitol Hill, is a gathering place featuring the nationally acclaimed Chef’s homage to the regions of the Eastern Seaboard with his signature modern and approachable culinary interpretations of coastal dining. From the DC restaurant powerhouse couple Todd and Ellen Gray, Watershed is where NoMA residents and visitors alike can come together to connect over Chef Gray’s modern culinary interpretations of the watersheds of the East Coast. Chef Gray’s signature commitment to regionality and seasonality on the plate celebrates the rich heritage of growers and producers up and down the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida.
About NOT ALONE:
NOT ALONE is a national not-for-profit organization offering information and a range of support services dedicated to empowering returning warriors and their loved ones who face the challenges of life after war. NOT ALONE provides no cost programs, resources and services to warriors and families impacted by combat stress and PTSD through a confidential and anonymous community. NOT ALONE services include a supportive online community, anonymous forums, interactive seminars, face-to-face counseling and a 24-hour crisis line, personal clinical care, for veterans of all services and their families.
NOT ALONE would also like to share these warning signs with our veterans and their families and let all know that there is FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and ANONYMOUS help available if you, or someone you know, is:
- Thinking about hurting or killing yourself / themselves
- Seeking access to pills, weapons or other means of harming yourself / themselves
- Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
It is also important to seek out professional help if you, or a loved one, are experiencing any of these signs for concern:
- Being unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
- Withdrawing from friends, family or society
- Increasing alcohol or drug use
- Acting recklessly or engaging in risky behavior
- Experiencing excessive rage, anger or desire for revenge
- Having feelings of anxiety, agitation or hopelessness
- Reliving past experiences
- Experiencing dramatic changes in mood
- Feeling trapped, like there is no way out.
For more information, please call 1-888-454-0950 or visit http://www.notalone.com.
FOR VETERANS: If you need help NOW call 1-866-781-8010.