We are proud to have partnered with some wonderful organizations that align in our mission to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Here is a little bit more about each organization.
Face It Foundation
Face It was founded in 2009 with the goal to help men understand and overcome depression, and reduce the rate of male suicide. We provide men’s support groups, one-on-one peer support, outreach events, public education, and training for mental health professionals.
One in ten men experiences depression, but fear, shame, and a lack of understanding about depression prevents many from seeking help. Men often feel pressured to simply “man up” and “get over it.” There’s the fear that admitting to a struggle or asking for help will be seen as unmanly, and men often reject the idea of taking antidepressants or seeing a counselor. Some men might not even aware that they’re depressed—they just know that life has become unmanageable. Tragically, over 35,000 men die by suicide each year, often due to depression.
At Face It, we understand these barriers to seeking help, and have designed our support services accordingly. In support groups, men find a community of guys who understand because they’ve battled depression, too. Time with peers teaches men that they’re not alone in their struggle, and one of the bravest, manliest things you can do is ask for help.
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. For over 40 years, NAMI Minnesota has worked to promote the development of community mental health programs and services, change public attitudes about mental illnesses, improve access to services and increase opportunities for recovery.
NAMI Minnesota champions justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support, and advocacy we strive to effect positive changes in the mental health system and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses.
To serve that mission, NAMI Minnesota works with individuals with mental illness, their families, professionals and the community at large by providing education, support and advocacy.
Nickel Open Fund
The Nickel Open Fund (NOF) is an organization dedicated to helping build better lives for those affected by mental health issues. NOF advocates and raises funds for education, access to services, treatment, support and research for those affected by mental illness.
We offer help through support and educational programs for students, families and individuals living with mental health conditions. We are committed to raising awareness, building a community of hope for all and partnering with state and county organizations.