2012 Mental Health Champions (from the left to right): Tomas Hernandez, Mental Health Champion; Dr. Keith Schafer, Director, Department of Mental Health; Aaron Likens, Mental Health Champion; Shelly Wims, Mental Health Champion and Patty Henry, Executive Director, Missouri Mental Health Foundation
MAY is Mental Health Awareness month. Celebrate the valuable contributions that individuals with mental health conditions bring to our communities and join our efforts to help raise awareness. Mental illness is a serious condition and can be successfully treated in people who seek out treatment
MISSION of the Missouri Mental Health Foundation: To raise awareness and public understanding of issues impacting individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities and addiction disorders. Our efforts battle stigma and discrimination, facilitate treatment, and foster inclusion in the community and workforce.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity. While the MMHF works closely with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, it is operated separately, has its own Board of Directors and an Executive Director.