A charity that helps families with mental illness is starting a fundraising drive for mental health charities.
“Charity watch” is a charity that tracks the impact of mental health conditions.
It started in 2007 and focuses on providing psychological support and referrals to mental health services.
The charity, which says it has helped over 100 families with children, said it’s “very excited” about this new effort.
“We believe that if we can raise $500,000 in one week we can give a huge amount of hope to many families,” said Dr. Rachel Dabney, the charity’s president.
“It could be a lot of help.”
The organization has raised about $500K in its fundraising drive so far.
It will focus on a number of charities, including the National Alliance for Mental Health, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
It’s a good idea to be mindful of what charities are looking for, Dabry said.
“Don’t be like a dog on a leash, and try to give them a little bit of love,” she said.
That’s because when a person needs help, they might not be sure how much it will cost.
For example, the National Coalition for Mental Illness has helped around 40,000 families with bipolar disorder.
And the National Association of State Mental Health Directors is hoping to help 10,000 individuals with mental illnesses and addictions.
The money raised through the fundraising drive will go to support these organizations.
“I think it’s really important for people to know that if you can help, there’s a lot more money out there than just about any other mental health cause,” Dabrys said.
In addition to the charities, the fundraising is being made possible through donations.
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