“Reports suggest that up to 60% of perpetrators of mass shootings in the U.S. since 1970 displayed symptoms including acute paranoia, delusions, & depression before committing their crime.”1

“Suicide is among the 3 leading causes of death among people aged 15 to 44…Suicide is the leading cause of premature death in those diagnosed with Schizophrenia…
Suicide risk is highest in depressed individuals who feel hopeless.”

“National Center for P.T.S.D. says, “support groups can give you a sense of connection to other people, as well as help you to get better with talking about your own trauma induced, P.T.S.D.”

1. www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/11/jared-loughner-mass-shootings-mental-illness 7/23/2014 2. www.mentalhealth.samsha.gov/suicideprevention/suicidefacts. 2017University of Washington, School of Social Work,Mental Health Reporting.



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What Is An Advocate?

An individual or organization that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends or pleads on behalf of others.

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment.”

What Is Mental Illness?

Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.

Our Mission:

To provide the mental intelligent community with the necessary resources to ensure that persons living with mental challenges receive the proper help and support to improve their quality of life.

Our Vision:

To change the culture of how we interact with and support the mental health citizens in the community.

Our Objective:

  • To empower those living with mental health challenges.

  • To remove the stigmas & barriers associated with mental health matters.

  • To participate in the prevention & intervention of violence that has been linked to the mental health community.

  • To increase mental health awareness in the community.

  • To advocate & provide a speaking voice for the underrepresented in the mental health community.

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Whether you’re going through difficult times or you know someone who is, help is just a phone call away.

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M.I. Mother’s Keeper pledges its support for the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration’s, “wellness initiative”.

SAMHSA’s “wellness initiative” promotes the connecting of all aspects of behavioral health to help individuals better manage their condition. The initiative’s message essentially encourages the practice of overall well-being as an essential foundation for good health.

SAMHSA’s “wellness initiative” further promotes incorporating the various dimensions of wellness, such as choosing healthy foods, forming strong relationships, and exercising often, into everyday habits to help individuals live longer and improve their quality of life.

“According to the 2015 Pratt, Druss, Manderscheid, and Walker article, individuals with anxiety or depression had a 60% higher mortality than those without these conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S., often coupled with anxiety disorders, which affect 18% of American adults. For individuals with schizophrenia, the 2015 Olfson, Gerhard, and Huang study (link is external) found this population experienced mortality 3.5 times the rate of the general population. In both populations, behavioral risk factors like smoking and lack of physical activity contributed to premature mortality, as reported in the 2015 Pratt, Druss, Manderscheid, and Walker article.”

*For more info: https://www.samhsa.gov

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