"Conquering Mental Illness Together"

About Us

 

The idea to have a scholarship to celebrate the accomplishments of those that are directly affected by mental illness was born in 2008. During the creation process, Carmen was met with opposition to develop the scholarship program through certain outlets due to the stigma associated with mental illness. As a result, Mounting Hope Village was created in 2014. 

 

 

Mounting Hope Village, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and encouraging individuals thriving in the midst of mental illness through scholarships and diminishing the stigma of mental illness through advocacy and education.

 

Per the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

 

  • One in four adults- approximately 61.5 million Americans-experience mental illness  in a given year, yet only 40% seek treatment or mental health resources.
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  • Approximately 20% of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year and almost 50% did not seek treatment.
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  • African Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about one-half the rate of whites and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate.

 

Many do not seek help because they feel embarrassed or ashamed of their symptoms. At Mounting Hope Village we know that by celebrating those thriving in the midst of mental illness, we are encouraging them to continue to take the necessary steps to take care of themselves and encouraging others who struggle in silence to seek help without fear of judgment.  We know we are conquering mental illness together.

 

 

Board Members

 

  • Founder/President
  • Carmen D. Vincent, MBA
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  • Strategy/Vice President
  • Deirdra Glover, MBA
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  • Marketing/Secretary
  • Ambika F. Jack, M. Ed. Educational Psychology
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  • Psychiatry
  • Dawn K. Brown, M.D.
  • Board Certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry
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  • Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
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  • Finance/Treasurer
  • Trenton Adams, CFP®

 

 

Mounting Hope Village, Inc. | P.O. Box 170522  Atlanta, GA 30317| hopeinfo@mhopev.org