Drew is attending the University of Central Florida majoring in Hospitality Management. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, he enjoys running and ran track and cross country in high school. Following two hospitalizations due to depression and anxiety, Drew was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in
January of 2015. Drew made great strides initially but was hospitalized
again in November of 2016. After improving again, Drew decided to
help others live healthy lives recovery and beyond.
Our goal is to raise as much money and awareness as possible.
We not only want to provide financial assistance to families of teens
struggling with a mental illness, but also provide the resources
and tools that are necessary to continue every child's success
mentally so they can live healthy and productive lives post treatment.
We rely on donations to help families afford proper treatment
and without you, none of this would be possible.
Thank you for making a difference
so we can help those in need get the help they deserve!
According to a study conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), researchers found that the number one factor for not receiving help, at 50.1%, was because they could not afford the cost. Additionally, 15% of people provided inadequate health insurance as the reason for not seeking help. Furthermore, one in five people said they did not seek help due to others finding out and confidentiality issues.
This study goes to show that in addition to simply talking about mental illness and ending the stigma associated with it, there is a major need for financial aid when it comes to mental health treatment. The effect of this has cost people their lives and it's time for that to end.
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