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Nicole Michelle's Fundraiser:

#MentalHealthMattersVT

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BENEFITING: NAMI-VERMONT INC

EVENT: MINDwalk2017

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

HOURS PLEDGED: 2

Nicole Michelle

THE STORY:

Why advocating for those with mental illness, breaking down the stigma that accompanies mental illness and promoting the importance of mental health matters:


-  Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.43.8 million, or 18.5%experiences mental illness in a given year.


-  Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.


-  An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.


-  African Americans and Hispanic Americans each use mental health services at about one-half the rate of Caucasian Americans and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate.


-  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10–14 and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15–24.


For more 'Mental Illness by the Numbers' facts check out these infographics courtesy of www.nami.org.


About me:


- Mental Health Advocate

- Newbie member or NAMI-VT advocacy committee.

- Social Media Manager for the Our Fractured Minds Podcast. A new podcast live on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher that's working to #EndTheStigma by proving mental illness doesn't define us. We do.


My pledge for the #MINDwalk2017 campaign it to volunteer my time and skills to NAMI-VT this year and beyond. 


Please help support me and the efforts of the the extraordinary people at NAMI-VT; staff and volunteers, and their mission to support, educate and advocate so that all communities, families, and individuals affected by mental illness or mental health challenges can build better lives.


- Nicole Michelle


DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$75

MONEY RAISED
  • Maria Moyser

    $25

  • Eddie and Lynda Starorypinski

    $50

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30% Raised of $250 Goal

Donor Comments

Eddie and Lynda Starorypinski

Eddie and Lynda Starorypinski

DONATION: $50

In tribute to all those who take their meds! In hope for all those who need access to meds! 1 year ago

Maria Moyser

Maria Moyser

DONATION: $25

1 year ago