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Prioritize Mental Health Education In Institutions

Like CPR for mental health... Everyone should be trained in mental health on the same level as physical health!

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Project Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION

Our mission is to help others prioritize mental health on the same level as physical health. After we both lost a loved one to suicide, we realized our institutions are lacking mental health education. In order to help combat the issue of mental health issues going unnoticed and untreated, we created Mental Health Intervention Training, which teaches participants how to identify mental health issues, support those who are struggling, and initiate personal self-help and coping strategies into their life. The training improves responses to mental health, as well as decreases stress and increases productivity. We have trained 1,500 participants to date! Our expansion plan is to create a digital platform, so we can help more people, efficiently.

THE PROBLEM

Even before covid-19, we were experiencing a mental health crisis! Suicide rates are steadily increasing, and anxiety and depression are at an all-time high. People need help now, and saving lives is non-negotiable. Mental Health must be normalized in order for individuals to seek the mental health treatment that they need.

THE SOLUTION

We are focused on training as many organizations and individuals as possible. We are writing a bill to mandate mental health training and education, in the same way that sexual harassment training is a requirement. Every leader, teacher, employer, and human should know how to respond to mental health issues. Education helps break down stigma, and encourages mental healthcare and treatment. If mental health training is a "right of passage" in our society, we can decrease suicide rates and improve mental health in general.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are seeking funding to scale our training and to help more people. We will use the funds for: 

  • Legal, grant-writing, advocacy, legislation
  • Sales and client outreach
  • Marketing
  • International accreditation / HIPPA compliance
  • Future tech expansion plan

OUR TEAM

  • Juliet Meskers : Co-Founder & CEO
  • Kelly Marzoli : Co-Founder & COO
  •  We have a strong advisory team of renowned professionals, psychiatrists, and psychologists who support our efforts.

THANK YOU

  • Thank you for your support. With your help, we can make a measurable impact and improve responses to mental health, so that no one has to lose a loved one to suicide. For more information go to mhgn.org or email info@mhgn.org
  • To get trained or to plan a training go to mhgn.org/trainings

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

MHGN' s Frequently Asked Questions

What topics does the course cover?

  • Warning signs and symptoms of various mental illnesses
  • Mental health statistics and the spectrum of mental health
  • Depression, anxiety and mood disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Mental Health Emergency Action Plan and recovery
  • How to provide peer support, give reassurance, and connect individuals to professional treatment
  • Self-care, self-help strategies, coping mechanism

Why is mental health education important?

Mental health problems are common. We lack mental health education in our school systems. A lack of information leads to a stigmatizing culture. People with mental health problems often do not seek help. Professional help is not always on hands. People often don’t know how to respond to a mental health crisis.

Will this eventually be made available to the general public?

Yes, right now our services are B2B so we can reach the maximum communities, efficiently. eventually, after we receive feedback on the product from our beta testing clients and find the best way to cater our services to individuals, we will make our app available to the public. 

How can I get trained?

We still hold public trainings on video-conferencing 1-2 times a month. Sign up for a training at this link https://www.mhgn.org/livetraining or plan your own training and set up a consultation at calendly.com/mhgn

Rob Tullman
02/25/2021
Monetary Contribution
$250
02/22/2021
Monetary Contribution
$1,000
Mary-Pat Marzoli
02/09/2021
Monetary Contribution
$87
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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55.00 USD
MHGN Brain Hat

MHGN Logo Baseball Cap: Where better to spread the importance of brain health than on your head! Start authentic conversations about mental health with our MHGN logo baseball cap.  

 

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MHGN Brain Drawstring Bag

MHGN logo drawstring bag. These durable drawstring bags are a great way to carry your things and our message! Start conversations about mental health by representing MHGN in your community! 

 

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88.00 USD
MHGN Brain Tote Bag

MHGN Logo Tote Bag: MHGN logo tote bag. These durable drawstring bags are a great way to carry your things and our message Start conversations about mental health by representing MHGN in your community!

 

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25.00 USD
MHGN Mask

MHGN Face Mask, it’s time to prioritize our mental health on the same level as our physical health! Let’s keep our brains and our bodies healthy.

 

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20.00 USD
Self-Care Guide

Self-Care Guide Brain Buddy! Access to our digital pdf self-care guide that shares self help strategies, coping mechanisms, educational tools and more! 

 

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350.00 USD
Mental Health Intervention Certification

Mental Health Intervention certification course for you and 5 friends! Receive access to a live zoom training course and learn how to identify mental health issues, assist a peer in mental health crisis, and utilize self help and coping strategies. 

 

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500.00 USD
MHGN Bundle

With this generous contribution you will recieve:

  • Mental Health First Aid Kit 
  • Mental Health Certification Course for 6 people 
  • MHGN face mask
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1,000.00 USD
Big MHGN Bundle

WOW! Thank you for helping us work towards implementing mental health education and saving lives. For 1k you will have access to beta testing our software before it becomes available to the public. Additionally, you will receive:

  • Mental Health First Aid Kit 
  • MHGN logo t-shirt 
  • Mental Health Certification Course for 6 people
  • MHGN face mask  
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5.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout!

Flexible contribution of $5 or more! Whatever you have to give will bring us one step closer towards preventing suicide and spreading mental health education. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! 

Reward? Our love, appreciation, and knowing that you are making a difference!

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Select this reward
55.00 USD
MHGN Brain Hat

MHGN Logo Baseball Cap: Where better to spread the importance of brain health than on your head! Start authentic conversations about mental health with our MHGN logo baseball cap.  

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
MHGN Brain Drawstring Bag

MHGN logo drawstring bag. These durable drawstring bags are a great way to carry your things and our message! Start conversations about mental health by representing MHGN in your community! 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
88.00 USD
MHGN Brain Tote Bag

MHGN Logo Tote Bag: MHGN logo tote bag. These durable drawstring bags are a great way to carry your things and our message Start conversations about mental health by representing MHGN in your community!

 

0 Supporters
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25.00 USD
MHGN Mask

MHGN Face Mask, it’s time to prioritize our mental health on the same level as our physical health! Let’s keep our brains and our bodies healthy.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Self-Care Guide

Self-Care Guide Brain Buddy! Access to our digital pdf self-care guide that shares self help strategies, coping mechanisms, educational tools and more! 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Mental Health Intervention Certification

Mental Health Intervention certification course for you and 5 friends! Receive access to a live zoom training course and learn how to identify mental health issues, assist a peer in mental health crisis, and utilize self help and coping strategies. 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
MHGN Bundle

With this generous contribution you will recieve:

  • Mental Health First Aid Kit 
  • Mental Health Certification Course for 6 people 
  • MHGN face mask
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Big MHGN Bundle

WOW! Thank you for helping us work towards implementing mental health education and saving lives. For 1k you will have access to beta testing our software before it becomes available to the public. Additionally, you will receive:

  • Mental Health First Aid Kit 
  • MHGN logo t-shirt 
  • Mental Health Certification Course for 6 people
  • MHGN face mask  
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout!

Flexible contribution of $5 or more! Whatever you have to give will bring us one step closer towards preventing suicide and spreading mental health education. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! 

Reward? Our love, appreciation, and knowing that you are making a difference!

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward