Imagine being one of approximately 72 million persons in the United States with mental illness according to the 2021 National Institute of Mental Health – 57.8 million adults (age 18 and older) and 14.1 million youth (age 6 to 18).

Imagine the struggle or inability to function in home life, job or personal relationships. Imagine the shame and fear of your family to realize you or a family member has a mental illness and not knowing what to do about it until it is too late. Imagine the stigma associated with mental illness conditions and the way people treat you and your family in your time of desperation and need.