Gardens for Hope is a project that uses the sunflower as a positive symbol of HOPE to help eliminate mental health stigma around the world. We ask you to join us in planting sunflowers to raise awareness and honor the millions around the world that struggle, share the work of some of our great partners, and emphasize the need to teach hope. The more we work together to educate people in a positive and empowering way, with actionable steps for improving outcomes in mental health, the better our chances of closing the treatment gap and ending stigma.
We would like to thank our project partners:
- Sutter Health: Sutter Health strives to be an industry innovator by integrating physical and mental health to ensure care of the whole person. Check out and share the work of Sutter Health: @SutterHealth
- Change Direction: The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to change the culture about mental health, mental illness, and wellness. Check out and share the work of Change Direction: @campaigntochangedirection #ChangeDirection
- CitiesRISE: The citiesRISE is the only platform that brings together international and national leaders in mental health to drive a new level of progress through its networks, experience, and expertise at previously unattainable scale. Check out and share the work of CitiesRISE: @citiesRISE
- Fracarita: Fracarita International is a not-for-profit organisation of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity whose aim is to support the services of the congregation especially in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Check out and share the work of Fracarita: @fracaritainternational
- Movement for Global Mental Health: The Movement for Global Mental Health (MGMH) is a virtual network of individuals and organisations that aim to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide. Check out and share the work of Movement for Global Mental Health: @MGMentalHealth
- Member Care Associates: Member Care Associates Inc. (MCA) is a Christian non-profit organisation working internationally from the USA and Geneva. Check out and share the work of Member Care Associates: @globalintegrators
- Global Mental Health Peer Network: The Global Mental Health Peer Network (GMHPN) is a global mental health care user organisation working to ensure that the “voices” of persons with lived experience with mental health conditions throughout the world have the platform to share their experiences, views, opinions and perspectives in a well-established and sustainable structure. Check out and share the work of Global Mental Health Peer Network: @GlobalMHPN
- The Mood Disorders Society of Canada – Peer and Trauma Support Systems: The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada. Check out and share the work of The Mood Disorders Society of Canada -Peer and Trauma Support Systems: @MoodDisordersSocietyCanada
- Global Coalition on Youth Mental Health: The Global Coalition on Youth Mental Health is an initiative that aims to amplify the many voices on youth mental health worldwide. Check out and share the work of Global Coalition on Youth Mental Health: @Y_mentalhealth #195forMentalHealth
- The Stability Network: The Stability Network step forward to help employers, communities, and the public recognize that people with mental health conditions are their friends, neighbors and colleagues who can—and do—lead successful lives. Check out and share the work of The Stability Network: @thestabilitynetwork
- Bearapy: BEARAPY: Bear Therapy, uses playfulness and the strength of our inner child to promote emotional and mental well-being for individuals and organizations. Check out and share the work of Bearapy: @bearapy
- Women’s Brain Project: An international organization advocating for women’s brain and mental health. Check out and share the work of Women’s Brain Project: @womensbrainproj
- Well Being Trust: Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing a vision of a nation where everyone is well in mental, social and spiritual health. Check out and share the work of Well Being Trust: @WellBeingTrust
- World Dignity Project: The World Dignity Project aims to form a global movement to address the stigma related to mental health and launch it to the general public worldwide. Check out and share the work of World Dignity Project: #mentalhealthforall #WhatIsDignity
- Clubhouse International: Clubhouse International helps to start and grow Clubhouses globally where people with mental illness can go to get their lives back. Check out and share the work of Clubhouse International: @ClubhouseWorks
- Alzheimer Mexico, I.A.P.: Alzheimer Mexico is a group of people who were joined by the pain of having a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Check out and share the work of Alzheimer Mexico, I.A.P.: @alzheimermexico
- Hopeful Minds: Hopeful Minds is a project by iFred, a free curriculum to teach hope around the world. Check out and share the work of Hopeful Minds: @ifredorg #Hope #ChangeDirection #HopefulMinds
As we plant these Gardens for Hope, we honor that we lost, and those that are still here needing support. As every person that sees the sign, has the opportunity to learn more about Hope and our partners solutions available free, and now, to those struggling.
Sending love, gratitude, and appreciation to all those that have sacrificed so much in support of our freedom.