MHSA envisions a world where people who struggle with mental illness are viewed as equals and given the same respect and treatment options afforded to those of any medical condition.
MHSA strives to provide a peer-to-peer support system for adults 18 and over affected by mental illness. Individuals can sponsor and support each other by sharing first hand accounts and relief strategies. Those who are grappling with navigating mental illness may be able to get the support they need to act as productive and upstanding citizens.
Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder at the age of 8, Todd has dealt with mental health illness on a daily basis for over 30 years.
"Being able to have someone who had been through the same things when I was younger would've been an enormous help and quite welcomed. I just want to be able to give that back to others."
Matt has dealt with depression and anxiety since the age of 6. Knowing that his condition would never fully subside he has learned many differing techniques to overcome.
"Helping those in need has always been something I wanted to do and with MHSA I am eager to be able to tell my story to others dealing with the same issues and help them on their path to recovery."
Nicole has lived with diagnosed Chronic Depression and Complex PTSD for as long as she can remember. Having been raised in a household where talk of mental health was taboo, medical treatment came in her late teens.
"I've always been drawn to helping and listening to others. My time spent in education and in the beauty industry has shown me how impactful active listening can be. My goal is to maintain a safe and judgment-free space for anyone sharing their story."