In our silence, everyone suffers.
We must do for mental health what has been accomplished for diseases such as breast cancer. Once discussed only in whispers, breast cancer has captured our attention, sympathy and understanding—and significant funding that has led to life-saving treatments.
By bringing mental health issues to the forefront, with facts and compassion, we can shape more enlightened public policies and ensure that funding for mental health is a priority.
With private support, we will strive to change public perception and policies. In addition, we will work with new partners to conduct more educational training to help teachers, first responders and community leaders to recognize mental health issues and respond in productive ways.