We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Mental illnesses go beyond these emotional reactions and become something longer lasting. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. With proper treatment, people can realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and meaningfully contribute to the world. Without mental health we cannot be fully healthy.
Our programs help people with lived experience - whether their own or a loved one's - connect with and learn from each other. We also help our community better understand mental health, identify mental illness early and access needed services.
Our success is measured in the number of people we can help with the quality of programs and services we provide. These programs are fueled by our dedicated staff, caring volunteers and generous donors like you.