World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day. This day was created by the World Health Organization, to raise awareness about mental illness.

This year, the main focus is on “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.”

According to the WHO, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14. The world is changing quickly, and the World Health Organization realizes that the way we view and treat mental illness needs to change, as well.

Stigma around mental health issues can prevent individuals from seeking treatment, or from sharing their feelings with those around them. One in five American adults experiences mental illness in their lifetime.

WHO wants to change the way we perceive, discuss, treat, and even prevent mental illness by focusing on the youth.NAMI

NAMI

We are proud to work with the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI). They are a national organization that focuses on grassroots organization. Why? To ensure local voices of people living with mental illnesses are the focus.

When you donate your car to NAMI, the benefit will stay local, and therefore help uplift your own community.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, consider donating your vehicle to NAMI. We keep the process simple, and between 75-80% of the proceeds will go to support your local branch of NAMI.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 877-215-0227.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Teri, one of our terrific employees at Advanced Remarketing Services, shared a presentation with us that was focused on The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI has touched the life of her and her family and touchs the lives of many others every day. When you donate your car to NAMI, you are helping them and those that they help as well. Your vehicle donation can provide someone with much needed help, whether it be someone who is suffering with a mental illness or a family member.

A message from Teri:

For those of you who don’t know, doing research on NAMI is very dear to my heart. My daughter was in a severe motor vehicle head on collision two years ago, and is struggling with a mental disorder related to that trauma, no one understands what causes the brain to do what it does. It is very difficult for me however to see her struggle.  I know that one day she will become the Jennifer that we are fighting so hard to bring back. NAMI is one of those charities that I look forward to contacting to help me through this difficult time as NAMI understands the effects of Mental Illness.

~Teri

 

A little insight…

NAMI helps millions of Americans that are affected by mental illness and their families. They are dedicated to helping make better lives for people who have been affected, or are affected by mental illnesses. They help educate individuals, families, and educators to ensure they have all of the information and support they need.  NAMI advocates for people with mental illness and their families by shaping the national public policy. They provide people with the resources, tools and skill that they need in order to save mental health in all states. NAMI has a toll free helpline that allows them to listen to and personally respond to hundreds of thousands of requests annually. They provide free referrals, information and support. NAMI leads events to raise public awareness, such as: NAMIWalks and Mental Awareness Week.

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NAMI was started in 1979 by a small group of families while gathered around a kitchen table, and now, they are the nations leading voice on Mental Health. The National Alliance on Mental Health relies on donations to help spread awareness, and to help those in need of assistance. How does your donation help you might ask?

Donating your vehicle to NAMI helps ensure that no one is alone in this fight!  Your car donation can help change the lives of patients and their families.

If you would like to donate your car, truck, van, boat or airplane to NAMI please click here.

If you want to read in depth as to what NAMI does and how to help, please click here.

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