|CONTACT Community Helplines Honors Kennedy Mental Health Expert at Annual May Fundraiser|
|Wednesday, May 16, 2012|
CONTACT Community Helplines honored Cherry Hill resident and Kennedy nurse, Randy Miller, RN-BC, for her work and selfless volunteer service in adolescent and child mental health in Camden County by presenting her with the prestigious Margaret Tague Community Service Award at CONTACT’s annual fundraiser, on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Lakeside Manor in Gibbsboro, NJ.
The Margaret Tague Community Service Award was established to honor a person who has shown extraordinary and long-term dedication to the principles of service and friendship within the community. This special award is presented only when the Board of Trustees of CONTACT Community Helplines identifies a person whose outstanding merit warrants its presentation. This year, CONTACT’s Board identified Randy Miller as such a person and was proud to honor her unwavering dedication to mental health, and willingness to share her heart and expertise. It is only the third time the award had been presented since its inception.
Miller, an expert in the field of adolescent and child mental health, was selected for her work as Nurse Manager of Kennedy University Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAPU) and as an active member of the Crisis Management Team and Mental Health Task Force in the Cherry Hill School District. She was also recognized for her long-term support of CONTACT’s mission and services, especially in the area of mental health and suicide prevention. Miller has generously given of her time in training CONTACT Crisis Helpline volunteers, and in providing advice and counsel on sensitive issues when asked. She has also been an advocate in the community-at-large for suicide awareness and prevention, and is a faithful participant in CONTACT’s annual ‘Staying Alive’ Walk – Campaign for Suicide Education and Prevention held in late Spring each year at Challenge Grove Park, Cherry Hill.
CONTACT Community Helplines is a 501c3 non-profit organization that operates a toll-free Crisis Helpline (24/7), 1-877-266-8222, for residents of any age who need to talk without fear of being judged, and a Telephone Reassurance Program for senior citizens who live alone to assure their physical and mental well-being via daily phone calls made by volunteers. CONTACT is funded by the United Way of Camden and Gloucester counties, the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, government grants and private donations.
Pictured from left to right (Randy Miller, RN-BC and Margaret Hague Community Service Award from CONTACT Board Member Linda Garrett)