During Mental Health Awareness Month, Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation launched the “Party for a Purpose” initiative by hosting a fundraiser at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL on May 25, 2016. The organization raised more than $2,500 and attracted a crowd of more than 100 people.
Mental health awareness is an increasingly prevalent topic of conversation in today’s society. Since 1949, the month of May has been known as Mental Health Awareness Month, and is a time to bring into the spotlight the realities of mental health. The latest statistics suggest that mental illness is at epidemic proportions, affecting up to 25 percent of adults. The goal of Mental Health Awareness Month is to destigmatize mental illness by acknowledging that it affects many, and to let people know that there is help through treatment for those suffering from mental illness.
Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation is a nonprofit mental health organization that provides financial assistance to those living with a mental illness who cannot afford mental health services, and educates the community about mental illness through outreach activities and public education. To learn more about this organization and its services, please visit their website: http://www.guardianbehavioral.org/
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