DON’T WORRY WE HAPPY CAMPAIGN
Don’t Worry We Happy is an advocacy and awareness campaign that aims to provide more access to education and treatment for groups who are affected by mental health problems. Our goal is to provide up to 200 high school students in New Orleans and Atlanta with 12 free therapy sessions per year (1 session per month minimum).
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 1 in 5 adults, and 1 in 6 children, are affected by mental health disorders. With so many factors affecting the stress levels in America, it is crucial to have a hyper focus on the communities who are disproportionately affected by mental illness. Minorities have higher rates of psychological symptoms that can impact every functioning.
Normalizing therapy starts with making it accessible.
For years the topic of mental health has been considered taboo, especially within the black community. Through fundraising and collaborations, we will provide a safe space for the students to open up and unpack traumas that come from racism, violence, and the many other challenges that come with being black in America.
Our fundraising will begin in October, and our sessions will begin in November/December.
We are currently looking to hire 5-10 therapists in both the Atlanta and New Orleans area interested in offering ten to twenty 50 minute therapy sessions per month.
If you would like to receive more information, please email Hannah at email@example.com.
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