Mental Health

Join the Lee Foundation as we work to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

 

Take the Pledge at www.LetsTalkStigma.org

 

#LetsTalkStigma

Overview

The Lee Foundation is committed to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness.  We will do this by:

  • Raising community awareness of mental illness and serious mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Increasing public and private funding for mental health services
  • Educating the community on mental health issues
  • Supporting professional development for those working in the mental health field
  • Providing scholarships to those entering mental health professions

 

The Lee Foundation distinguishes mental health conditions from intellectual disabilities such as autism. We recognize the importance of these issues but consider them to be outside our programmatic focus.  We have adopted the definition of mental illness used by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

 

A medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder.

 

For additional information on mental illness, visit:

 

Join the Conversation 

Know the Warning Signs

Mental Health Screening Tools

National Alliance on Mental Illness

 

The Lee Foundation is not a direct provider of mental health services.  To locate mental health services in your area click_here.