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

Rating: 5 stars  

I learned of this organization through an existing board member, having been invited to their annual charitable golf outing. Immediately upon exposure to the staff, board members and supporters, it became crystal clear that this was a highly effective and focused organization that provided a vital service to the community.

Having been personally impacted by mental illness and with a family history of depression, this was an important and extremely personal cause to me. I was honored to be asked to join the board, and since the time from my initial exposure I have witnessed countless examples of the good done by this organization.

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

Results are evident throughout our community, with loving care and support for countless individuals impacted by the devestating effects of mental illness. Of particularly significance is the program that speaks to audiences of school children to help them understand the symptoms of - and support available for - depression and other forms of mental illness. This organization literally saves lives everyday, by raising visibility and eliminating stigma associated with mental illness.

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

It would be great to be able to broaden the visibility of this organization in our community, in order to ensure maximum support for the great causes it supports, and most importantly to continue to extend its life-saving assistance to those individuals in a time of urgent need.

Role:  Board Member & I have been involved as a board member and contributor for more than 5 years.