"Conquering Mental Illness Together"
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:
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.
Mounting Hope Village, Inc. | P.O. Box 170522 Atlanta, GA 30317| firstname.lastname@example.org