We have exciting news Mainstream Mental Health has teamed up with some local venues to start building our fund to help our veterans out. Starting with Top Golf on July 30th we will be having a golf tournament at Top Golf in North Austin. There will be a silent auction as well as Fajita’s and for those that wish beer and wine. For those that prefer there will be unlimited soft drinks and tea. It will be from 11:00 until 2:00, trophies will be given out and there will be a leader board just like the PGA. Tickets can be purchased as single, triple or as a whole bay which is 6 tickets (Tickets are considered a donation and are deductible to the extent of the tax law). You do not have to be a golf pro to participate remember this is a charity event so you may want to donate tickets to some of our local veteran’s so they could enjoy a little golf and a good meal.
If you are interested in sponsoring a vet, buying a ticket for yourself, sponsoring a bay or to be a title sponsor send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can make that happen.
As a non-profit organization, Mainstream Mental Health’s goal is to foster a commitment to young people and veterans that will promote a pro-social attitude towards mental health resources, thus creating a pathway for mental health services, while providing a sense of hope for the future.
In our lifetime 1 in 4 Americans will meet the requirements for a mental health diagnosis. The Department of U.S. Veterans Affairs reported that 22 veterans take their own life every day. A growing number of young people are either falling through the cracks due to an inability to afford mental health care or the social stigma that is associated with mental health issues deters them from seeking help. Regardless, they are not getting the help they need.
When these individuals finally do get help, it is often at a time of great tragedy or it is too late altogether. The VA is an example of a mental health failure in our society. Currently the average wait for a veteran to see a therapist for the first time is 130 day, and a week ago I talked with a veteran from Atlanta who had to schedule his appointment out 13 months. Nothing can guarantee tragedies will never happen again but society is not doing enough.
We want to change this!