59.6 million adults and children in the US struggle with mental health and/or addiction disorders.
23.8 million do not receive treatment.
450 million people world-wide experience mental health and/or neurological disorders.
240 million people around the world are dependent on alcohol
Hi I’m Dr. Robert A. Horne, NCC, LPC, LCAS, and the Support Counseling Around America gofundme campaign and its coordinated Counseling Around America (http://counselingaroundamerica.com/
) event are my way of bringing attention to mental health and addiction treatment needs of the general community, and especially members of underserved and non-served communities.
The Support Counseling Around America gofundme campaign and its coordinated Counseling Around America (http://counselingaroundamerica.com/
were established to: 1) bring attention to disparities in mental health and addiction awareness and treatment; 2) connect counselors with clients in underserved communities and populations who may not have readily available access to mental health and/or addiction services; and 3) provide everyone an opportunity to financially support non-profit organizations that promote, support, and/or train mental health and addiction counselors who serve members of underserved communities and populations.10,000 miles to raise awareness and $30,000
The CounselingAroundAmerica event (http://counselingaroundamerica.com/
) event is a 10,000 mile motorcycle ride that circles the continental United States to raise money for 3 non-profit mental health and/or addiction counseling related organizations; National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation
, North Carolina Central University Counselor Education Program Foundation/Addiction Studies Certificate Program,
and the Uganda Counsellors Association
I will be circling the United States as I complete the USA 4 Corners Motorcycle Tour. The 4 Corners Tour is coordinated by the Southern California Motorcycling Association
. The USA Four Corners Motorcycle Tour is a long distance motorcycle ride that includes visiting the four corner cities of the United States (Madawaska, ME; Blaine, WA; San Ysidro, CA; and Key West, FL) within a 21 day time limit. Fewer than 100 motorcyclists complete this 8,000 mile ride each year and only 1600 riders have completed it in 33 years.In addition to the 8,000 miles from the 1st corner city to the 4th corner city there is also the mileage from the rider’s home city to the first corner city and from the 4th corner city back to the rider’s home. The time spent going to the 1st corner city and returning home from the 4th corner city are outside of the 21 day challenge period. In my case this is an additional 2,000 miles for a total of 10,000 miles not counting any side trips, and what respectable motorcycle enthusiast does not a take a few side trips <smile>.
My hope is that by participating in the USA Four Corners Motorcycle Tour and circling the continental USA, visiting counselors and members of underserved communities and populations along the way, I can help people better understand the importance of mental health and addiction awareness and treatment.
I trust you will make a donation to this worthy cause as well as tweet, snap, link, and pin this to all of your friends and family.
Be sure to follow my blog at http://counselingaroundamerica.com/index.php/blog/
starting June 29th as I start this epic ride!