Jessica Henderson

Jessica Henderson lost her battle with bipolar disorder at the age of twenty-one.  In her honor, Jessica’s parents established a lecture series with help from the National Alliance on Mental Illness Rochester. Each year the program strives to offer hope to all people affected by mental illness, increase community awareness, and erase stigma.



The Jessica Henderson Spirit AwardThe Jessica Henderson Spirit Award honors a person whose contributions have enhanced the lives of individuals with mental illness, their families, and their communities. Jessica is remembered for her enthusiasm and joy, her kindness and the high regard that she held for others. Jessica’s life was enriched by the arts. The Henderson committee considers these qualities during the Jessica Henderson Spirit Award recipient selection process.


Silent AuctionWe are excited to showcase the 4th Annual Silent Auction at the 2018 Henderson Event. Auction items and descriptions will be available for bidding.


More information about this year’s event including time, location, and speaker coming soon!