Hi, my name is Jacqui Ragin. I am the founder of Mental Health Spectrum (MHS), a free quarterly publication serving the Las Vegas and surrounding areas (Clark County, Nevada). Mental health issues affect millions of people. The purpose of MHS is to provide a wide range of information intended to advocate, educate, and inform the community at large on all matters concerning mental health.
With over 20 years' experience in the mental health field as an emergency room assessor, I identified a need-gap on availability of a single comprehensive resource tool on mental health. Since no such publication already existed, I decided to create one, with the help of two dear friends. Each issue revolves around a theme to provide more focused content. Our first volume was launched in March 2021, and we are now working on volume 2. The feedback on the publication has been positive and encouraging, and demand is increasing. Thus far, this is a self-funded publication. My goal is to sustain the work through advertising, but this has been falling critically short.
This campaign will help continue this important work. I am seeking funding to help pay for the staff support (so far it is run on a voluntary basis), publication expenses (printing, distributing, etc.) and advertising for some non-profit organizations. With your support, we can accomplish our goal, which is to continue to provide a free resource on psychological wellness that can facilitate timely access to resources, elevate mental health literacy, reduce stigma, and promote mental health equality.
Any contribution will help make a difference. Thank you!
Wishing everyone a safe and healthy 2022.