A Raise Foundation Initiative

Mental Health

The Raise Foundation recognizes the importance of mental health and providing culturally appropriate behavioral health resources and services.

About the Initiative

Every Family Resource Center that The Raise Foundation operates in offers comprehensive behavioral health services including support groups, case management, and individual, group and crisis counseling. The Raise Foundation has partnered with Ghesi Stojanov, Inspirational Speaker and founder of Be the Color, for several mindfulness workshops and retreats.

Following the Annual Blue Ribbon Month Awareness Campaign in April, May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. TRF is very active in May, providing mental health resources and information.

Main goal of initiative

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

If you experience mental health issues over the course of your life, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health issues, including:

·      Biological factors (such as genes or brain chemistry)

·      Life experiences (such as trauma or abuse)

·      Family history of mental health problems

The Raise Foundation recognizes the importance of mental health and providing culturally appropriate behavioral health resources and services. The Raise Foundation also emphasizes the importance of self-care and mindfulness practices—especially for child-serving and family-serving professionals—and provides opportunities for those professionals to practice those skills.

Initiative Partners

FaCT OC

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology—Anaheim Campus

Be The Color

American Academy of Pediatrics—Orange County Chapter

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

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