Bring Change to Mind honors Billy Crystal with the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award

Kayla Kitchen beamed as she sat in a prime corner table at Bimbo’s 365 Club Thursday night, Oct. 19. The 17-year-old Orinda high school student had finished performing her spoken word piece about mental illness before a crowd of hundreds and was happily greeting her new fans. It was only this past May that the teenager had attempted to take her own life. “Four months ago,” said Kayla, now giddy at a gala with the likes of Billy Crystal and Glenn Close, “I never thought I’d be here — of all places!”

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