As the prevalence of mental illness in the U.S. has increased, public funding, services and resources for mental health have declined.
MHAGC is able to begin to address the gap. With your support we can continue making a difference in the lives of children, adolescents and their families, preventing disease or lessening its effects. Isn’t it time we took our mental health as seriously as we take our physical health? Isn’t it time we took our children’s and adolescent’s mental health education as seriously as we take their physical health education?
Mental health education not only helps young people struggling with the challenges of life changes, emotional issues or family situations, it also makes a difference across the entire community by increasing employment, productivity and stability while decreasing alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, homelessness and suicide.
Knowing that early identification and intervention can minimize the long-term disability of mental disorders over a full life time, we focus on reaching children, teens and adolescents. Because we intervene early, we can help provide young people a fighting chance at a long, healthy and productive life. While Chicago is a micro-community reflecting national trends, all communities will benefit from improving young lives sooner.
With your support we can generate reasonable revenues that will sustain our model while enabling long-term reduction in mental illness, self-harm, stigmatization, bullying and related effects—in more schools and communities. By giving, you personally help us deliver our goal: To stop the suicides, to end the unmet needs of mental illness and to end bullying. You also enable young people to strive, thrive and live the full lives they deserve.
We need your support. As a community member, individual, business or foundation, your generosity allows us to continue making a difference in the lives we touch.
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To see benefits and join as an mental health provider affiliate, click here.
To see benefits and join as a teacher/education professional, click here.