Cause of the Week: Mental Health

 web banner with icon of person with brain Cause sub-categories: Addiction Recovery (National Impaired Driving Prevention Month), Counseling Services, Victim Services, Community Centers, Hot Line Services, Disaster Relief, Refugees 

“Happiness is the highest form of health.” – Dalai Lama 

 

A smile can be misleading. It can mask the internal suffering of the mind and soul, which is why many afflicted with a mental health condition can slip through the cracks and may not receive the help they need.  

One in every four individuals across the world will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives. Approximately, 264 million people are affected by depression in the U.S alone. Destigmatizing mental health concerns and providing accessible counseling services and other programs can turn the tide.  

These individuals can suffer through decades between the first appearance of symptoms and when they begin to receive treatment. Preventative programs and access to health care are key in providing treatment and support to those affected.  

To tackle the great need for support, many CFC charities prioritize mental health in their programming, expanding resources and treatment efforts. Your gift can help individuals improve their emotional and psychological well-being by supporting these charities through the CFC. 

Are you a CFC campaign worker looking for tools and resources to support this cause? Check out our Cause of the Week Toolkit for access to social media posts, graphics, splash screens, and more! 

12-28-2020