Los Angeles l MINDS Together: World Mental Health Day (October 6th)
We are proud to say that since our birth in 2011, MINDS has been focused on community-level systemic change. Through close collaboration with local stakeholders including: teachers, village & community leaders, local governments, and clinicians—we have been able to continuously modify our programs to deliver a human-centered approach to mental health care.
Our volunteers have been essential to the growth of our mission. They not only bring unique ideas, experiences, and backgrounds, but they work on-the-ground to force our teams to continue developing innovative approaches to delivering mental health care.
We have been serving over 150 communities, consisting of a population of over 250,000 individuals since 2011.
Through our school mental health education program, we have been able to provide direct programming for over 41,000 schoolchildren and over 1,750 teachers.
Health and wellbeing is a universal human right. We all deserve to live in a world where our mental health is seen to be as important as our physical health. Today, a person takes their own life every 40 seconds. 1 in 4 of us will experience mental ill health.
Everyone, everywhere should have someone to turn to in support of their mental health.
We at MINDS are committed to combating mental ill health through a multi-progoned approach. Through mental health education and training in communities, corporate settings, academic institutions—we aim to bring a preventative approach to decreasing the global burden of mental ill health. Through partnerships with existing infrasture and clinics, we aim to increase access to high-quality mental health care for those in need. Lastly, by focusing on integrating the arts, media, and storytelling, we aim to decrease the stigma and increase the conversation around mental health to nature the development of a positive environment.
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There are many ways to get involved with us! We are always seeking like-minded individuals to collaborate with us. We strive off of the impact our volunteers make, so reach out to us if you are interested.
Mental health is an often under-funded area of global development. Therefore, any donation you can make will go directly towards expansion of our mission.
We love working with other like-minded individuals, agencies, organizations who share our vision. Please reach out to us if you would like to collaborate on workshops, programming, campaigns or anything else your creative mind thinks of to elevate our mission!
Together we can change the conversation around mental health. We can always use volunteers to help with everything from fundraising, grant-writing, to graphic design, and social media.
Your donation will catalyze us to bring our vision and programming to many more individuals and communities. Learn more about how you can host an event, start a fundraiser, or donate through your company!