May is Mental Health Awareness Month

by | May 14, 2024 | The World Around Us, Mental Health | 0 comments

You Can Make a Difference!

Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization to help educate the public about mental illness, raise awareness surrounding research and treatments, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and celebrate treatment and recovery.

Today it is more important than ever for all us to recognize the role mental health plays in our overall well-being.

Mental Health Awareness Month also provides an opportunity for fundraising, outreach and awareness events that can help create a brighter, more promising future for mental health care.

Here are a few sobering statistics on Mental Health and youth!

Did you know that, according to Mental Health America, a 2023 study found that:

  • Nationally, only 28% of youth with severe depression receive some consistent treatment (7 – 25+ visits in a year). Most (57.3%) youth with severe depression do not receive any care.
  • Nationally, 1 in 10 youth who are covered under private insurance do not have coverage for mental or emotional difficulties – totaling over 1.2 million youth.

Affordability of appropriate care creates dangerous barriers for youth in need of mental health care.

Time and again, we’ve witnessed outstanding heroes step up to save lives,
one child at a time!

CCBS 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Scholarship Fund

Click HERE or on the image above to download our flyer!

Heroes like one of our CCBS alumni families who has offered to MATCH all donations towards our Fire Keeper Scholarship Fund … up to $200,000!

We’re asking you to help save a life, change the statistics, and make a lasting difference. Your contribution will go TWICE as far in assuring that:

  • Families can complete their education if funding becomes a barrier
  • Families can participate fully in family programming opportunities
  • Reduced tuition rates are available

We are a small school, but we know that we make a BIG difference … one family at a time … especially with your help!

If you’re inspired to make an impact, click HERE to have your donation matched!

Thank you … and may we always remember The Starfish Parable.

Starfish Parable Image with Starfish on Beach Sand

“One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean. Approaching the boy he asked, ‘Young man, what are you doing?’

‘Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die,’ the boy replied.

The man laughed to himself and said, ‘Do you realize there are miles of miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make any difference.’

After listening politely, the boy bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the surf. Then, he smiled at the man and said, ‘I made a difference to that one.‘”