THIS YEAR, we have raised over $60,000
Mental illness is a problem that still affects so many people in our community. The World's Longest Basketball Game is fully committed to raising money and awareness for mental health resources and to break the stigma surrounding it.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
of youth with depression do not receive any mental health treatment
leading cause of death in people aged 10-34
SUICIDE IS THE
OF ALL LIFETIME MENTAL ILLNESS BEGINS BY AGE 14
WHAT IS STIGMA?
Stigma surrounding mental health is the reason why so many suffer alone and are afraid to seek help. It involves the negative feelings and stereotypes associated with mental illness. These misconceptions and misinformation can deter others from offering support because they are not informed. Instead of feeling shame, let's provide support, and instead of isolation and silence, let's talk about it.
Breaking the stigma that surrounds mental illness will change the way our future generations live. We all have unfortunately grown up in a time when talking about our struggles is seen as a sign of weakness, and we therefore refrain from telling people how we truly feel. Breaking the stigma will encourage people of all ages to start being accepting of themselves and those around them, and will work towards making our world a better place.
- Savannah Revelas
Horizon Health Services
Addiction Rehab & Mental Health Services
Best Self Behaviorial Health
Recovery Community, Child Advocacy, & Health Home
Mental Health Advocates of WNY
Essential Non-clinical Mental Health Services