Out of the Shadows

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Raised by 21 people in 4 months
The recent tragedy in Las Vegas illustrates how easy it is to miss the signs that a friend or relative is struggling with a mental illness.

Countless of us have struggled with or have had a loved one struggle with issues such as:

Where do you go? What do you do?

The 1 in 4 Campaign promotes mental health awareness and provides information and resources. We are an initiative of a small non-profit and our goal is to reduce the stigma that is associated with mental illness and to be a valuable resource to our communities.  By talking openly about mental health we can address the needs of mental illness and reduce the barriers that prevent individuals from seeking treatment.

 We need your financial support to help promote and manage our website and social media as well as to create additional marketing tools such as billboards and exposure along the railways. By doing this we can promote mental wellness and support suicide prevention initiatives.

 By bringing these mental health issues out of the shadows we can help empower you and others who may have a need to seek help and don’t know where to go or what to do. This is why we developed the 1in4mentalhealth.com website.  In addition, we chose to display our marketing efforts along railways because of the considerable and diverse commuter population.  Our railway message may also reach those that may use the railways to commit suicide.

The greatest barrier to seeking help is the stigma associated with mental health concerns.  Our communities will be healthier and stronger if those of us who need mental health support do not feel embarrassed or ashamed to seek the help we need.

Everyone is susceptible to experiencing any one of these challenges at some point in their life regardless of gender age, race, religion and socioeconomic status.  We need to work together in an effort to create a community that is open and responsive to mental wellness.

 How You Can Help

·   Make a donation (tax-deductible) as large or as small as you feel comfortable making.

·   Tell your friends and family.

·    Like us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/1In4Mentalhealth .

·    Attend a local community mental health awareness event and/or mental health first aid training.

 What Your Cash Donation Will Do

Your cash donation will help us:

·  Purchase boosts for our Facebook posts so that our message reaches thousands more people.

·  Purchase advertisement space on railway cars.

·  Development and rental of billboards along railways lines.

·  Pay for the continued maintenance of 1in4mentalhealth.com.

·  Get our material translated into other languages.

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$1,070 of $17,479 goal

Raised by 21 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Dupage Federation of Human Services Reform
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