In early 2015, a group of young professionals from Phoenix, Arizona decided to create a non-profit focused on raising mental health awareness for the Millennial generation due to the number of college students and young professionals drastically affected by these illnesses. After months of planning and preparation, the concept began to be put into action as Millennials for Mental Health Awareness.
Mental health is currently overlooked or stigmatized in our society, and as a result, many feel like they cannot ask for help. Too frequently, we hear stories about gifted college students and young professionals who suffer from mental illness and, as a result, commit suicide or give up on life. Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2020, depression will be the second most common illness in the world.
Millennials for Mental Health is proud to partner with Active Minds, a national nonprofit that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Together, we are raising awareness for mental health, removing the stigma surrounding mental illness, and providing resources for those who need it most.