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This Is My Brave, Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to mental health storytelling. Through our flagship program, This Is My Brave - The Show, we invite individuals to share their personal stories of overcoming mental illness and/or substance use disorder using poetry, essay, original music and comedy on stage in front of a live audience in order to break down stigma and let others know they are not alone. Since 2014, we have produced over 100 shows and featured the stories of 1000 storytellers. All our shows are professionally videotaped and uploaded to our YouTube channel.
We also encourage storytelling through virtual events and platforms, like Brave the Storm 5K, Teen Mental Health Month, Jay Walkers, and our blog.
#Storytelling Saves Lives
Personality Disorder Awareness Network (PDAN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of personality disorders, alleviating the impact of personality disorders on families, and intervening early in the personality development of children.
The Cancer Support Center is here to give strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. We do this as a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. Our programs, resources and services are always delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritionists, and experts; and are provided in a warm, welcoming and nurturing setting at no cost to participants.
Are you looking for an agency that believes in comprehensive intervention designed to meet the individual needs of each child it serves? Using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Autism Partnership is devoted to enhancing overall quality of life through treatment focused on the development of improved social interaction, play and leisure skills, meaningful communication, classroom readiness, peer relationships, and improved independence. For more information, please visit our website at www.autismpartnership.ca.
Grant Us Hope provides suicide prevention and mental health guidance, training and support to parents, teachers and school administrators. However, at the center of it all is our work with students – Hope Squads. We are Saving Young Lives, Together.
Youth are seven times more likely to talk to their friends when they are struggling than to an adult. Yet the majority of suicide prevention programming revolves around adult interventions. Hope Squad, instead focuses on empowering youth to learn how to more effectively identify their peers who are in trouble, communicate with them effectively, and get them to the help they need early – before it is too late. Hope Squad is one of the only peer-to-peer, evidenced-based programs in the country and has been effectively saving lives. The first eight schools that partnered with Grant Us Hope experienced a total of 12 suicides in the year prior. Since that time, they have had zero. In fact, there have been zero suicides among in-person learners in the 150 schools that Grant Us Hope now serves.
Founded in 2002, For Grace’s main goal is to increase awareness and promote education of the gender disparity women experience in the assessment and treatment of their pain.
We believe empowering women to be better consumers for their pain management care, sensitizing the general public to gender pain disparities and enlightening public policy makers about pain as a major health issue will improve life outcomes for all women in chronic pain.
Also, we see increased medical research about the differences in how men and women experience pain as part of the answer to alleviating the toll of human suffering. We believe medical research will pave the way for gender-specific therapies that will better manage persistent pain.
FOCUS is a prevention service designed to strengthen couples and families in readiness for tomorrow. FOCUS provides personalized training for each family and its individual goals. The program teaches practical skills to help families and couples feel prepared to meet the challenges of military life such as stress, injury and other transitions. The FOCUS Project offers services to active duty military families in several formats: family consultations, couple- or family-level training, small group training and workshops. FOCUS builds strong connections with other military family providers to support a network of care for service members, their partners and families. FOCUS training is confidential, free and offers services at family friendly hours. To find a site near you, visit https://www.focusproject.org/contact.
Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) is a human service organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, headquartered in Utah, that brings the gift of animal companionship and interaction to people in need. Our mission is to enhance quality of life through the human/animal bond. Our volunteers (people and their own pets) make regular visits to those who are physically or developmentally disabled, emotionally or psychologically impaired, lonely or suffering from depression. All services are free of charge to both client and facility.
ITA therapy animals and their handlers are screened, trained, licensed and insured to participate in animal-assisted interactions (AAI), which may be either animal-assisted activities (AAA) or animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Successful teams have completed both health and temperament screening and volunteer training.
Serving our communities since 1993, we are one of the largest groups of our kind in the United States, with more than 350 volunteer teams doing animal-assisted therapy at more than 100 hospitals, counseling centers, nursing facilities, detention homes, extended care centers, and schools. Chapters of ITA now thrive in Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Kentucky. We also have affiliated colleague groups in 13 additional states.
We are also the founders of Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.®), a literacy support program to foster in children the love of books and the reading environment. R.E.A.D. has spread throughout all 50 of the United States and at least 15 other countries since we launched it in 1999.
The Chordoma Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of those affected by chordoma and lead the search for a cure. Chordoma is a rare type of cancer that forms in the bones of the skull and spine and is diagnosed in just one in one million people per year. The Chordoma Foundation envisions a future in which everyone affected by chordoma is able to overcome the disease and maintain their quality of life through better treatments, better care, and a better patient experience.
The Canadian BFRB Support Network is a federally-registered Canadian non-profit organization that provides information, resources, and support to persons living with body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs) as well as their loved ones.
Based out of Toronto, Ontario, CBSN operates with a goal of disseminating information to reassure those with BFRBs they are not alone while also educating the public about these disorders in the hopes of reducing stigma. Apart from information, CBSN offers support through in-person peer support groups across the country, online one-on-one peer support, and through its online support group.
CBSN is completely volunteer run and relies on the support of the community and partnerships with other organizations for its information and resources.
Although Canada-based, CBSN welcomes and assists people from across the globe and has been in operation since 2013.