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Review for Mental Health Foundation Of West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a part of the Mental Health Foundation for more than 6 years. The organization has evolved into a phenomenally successful organization supplying an educational program of mental health for our regional middle and high school students. Modules include, bullying, depression, anxiety, self-injuring disorders, self esteem, substance abuse, suicide and more. To date we have delivered the program to over 8,500 unique students. We have saved lives, reduced stigma, and educated youth, teachers and counselors. In our organization with an annual budget of less than $400,000, our 18 board members are all volunteer and is a working board.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The impact in our consumers is evident. At every major donor event, we have speaker(s) that will present how the Mental Health Foundation has impacted their life. For me, I am a recovering anorexic/bulimic and have struggled with situational depression as I age. It is important for our youth to understand how to deal with this as an individual or as a child, mate, parent in the future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My hope is to raise funds in our general budget to be able to hire a program coordinator.

Role:  Board Member & I volunteer on the board, and 3 different committees for the organization.