Coast-to-Coast Mental Health Awareness

Join us in destigmatizing mental health disorders, while educating others to support a brighter future for tomorrow. Help us make a difference through your donation!

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The problem is bigger than we think.

Over 2 in 5 Americans experienced mental illness this past year.

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with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression

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with unmet mental health care needs

The novel coronavirus pandemic was devastating, with rapid increases in substance usage and depressive symptoms across all age groups. America saw one of the largest surges in these symptoms than any other country. However, although the national level of these symptoms and disorders has drastically increased, the original stigmatization has remained the same workplace discrimination & stigmatization, rude comments on social media, or unsensitivity to people on anti-depressants has consisted to be prevalent.

But, education can help: a study (and another, and one more for good measure) analyzed the effects of education of these disorders on stigmatization and found a drastic decrease as people go through more education. C2CMHA is dedicated to providing this education, as well as tangible items to help support our community. Check out our individual plans to learn more information!

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California

1 in 6 Californians.

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California is one of the most populated states in the US, with an even higher population of adults with mental illnesses. Amidst the growing numbers, many just feel like a statistic. But you matter. We hear you, we listen, and we will help. Coast-to-Coast Mental Health Awareness strives to decrease the amount of people suffering from mental illnesses by providing safe spaces in stress prone environments, creating tangible items to promote wellness and awareness, and arranging financial aid to those who need it.

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New York

1 in 5 New Yorkers.

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With New York City life absorbed by finance, social trends, and physical health, mental wellbeing continues to be forgotten – all while mental illness cases rise exponentially. No one is alone in their mental health struggles, even if it may seem like you are ignored. But you matter. We aim to combat the sudden surge by giving people in a typically stressful environment a place to speak out, providing items that spread the right information and awareness, and finally granting financial assistance to those who can not afford adequate care.

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Our Team

Meet the team behind the plans.

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Saurish

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Maddie

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Bryan

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Anjali

FAQ

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What will C2CMHA do with money?

All donations and funds received by C2CMHA will be directed towards different outlets to help increase awareness and decrease stigmatization. Funds will help us organize specialty events and spaces at schools, offices, fairs, shows, and/or private vendors. A bulk of donations will be dedicated to creating physical items, such as: clothing and stress balls. A portion of profits will be used to cover travel expenses for speaker volunteers, in addition to other financial aid to individuals who cannot afford medical care.

How can I help?

Fortunately, there are a few ways to help! The first possible way is through your donation – any small amount will help our organization provide safe spaces where people can openly discuss mental health, create materials to educate the public, and provide financial aid to individuals. The second is through your education and personal research to gain a better understanding of the many different disorders, as well as the proper ways to interact with individuals with those disorders. This would be a tremendous help in decreasing stigmatization of depression and mental health illnesses in your state.

Why is this a problem?

Especially in minority groups, care and understanding of mental health is decreasing. People tend to brush off mental health, not believe in its importance, and continue to stigmatize these disorders. The longer this continues, the more people we will lose to something completely manageable and preventable – all because some are simply unaware of how valuable mental health is to quality of life.

What are common mental health disorders?

In California and New York, the most common mental illnesses continue to be depression, general anxiety (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders, and Bipolar Disorder.

Partnered with Leading Mental Health Non-Profits

We partner with some of the world's most impactful and dedicated non-profit organizations. Together, we hope to build a better future and eliminate stigmatization of mental health disorders.

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