BENEFITING: No Shame on U
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
For over 65 years, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May. More than one in four Americans is impacted by mental health conditions. Stigma is one of the key barriers to people seeking treatment. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, every dollar contributed to the No Shame On U Mental Health Awareness Month campaign will be matched up to $3600. These funds will help us continue our mission of ending stigma and saving lives through community outreach events, online resources to our nearly 30,000 Facebook followers and educational videos such as this new, short mental health video: No Shame On U End Mental Health Stigma
In only 18 months, we have had several events, including our inaugural event featuring Kevin Briggs and our teen mental health forum.
In addition, we have been featured in press including WGN news, the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Tribune, DNAinfo.com, West Ridge News, HP Landmark, Daily North Shore, Chicago Jewish News cover story, and JUF News. We have also spoken at Camp Chi and on a University of Chicago Panel with Sheriff Tom Dart and have an upcoming appearance on the Whitney Reynolds Show. By reaching as many people as possible, we have been able to help normalize the mental health conversation in the Jewish community and beyond so no one is ashamed to get help and lives are saved.