Why we are here
Mental and substance use disorders are the leading causes of disability worldwide, suicide numbers keep rising and we see children as young as 8 years old taking their lives. Families and individuals continue to struggle to find the support and information that they need to be successful, happy, and whole. In order to change the perception about mental health, from one of treating illness to one of promoting wellness, we must be proactive. Research is clear that individuals who feel connected to their communities are more successful, happier, and better able to cope with and get through traumatic life experiences. Through reducing stigma associated with help-seeking behaviors and attitudes encouraging peer-to-peer support, and by creating a comforting and welcoming space, we hope to increase help seeking behaviors and attitudes. We are committed to developing a program that will meet the wellness needs of all individuals in an open and inclusive space.