"Healthy Minds Build Healthy Lives."
Part of the CJK Foundation's mission is to empower people to have a voice in their journey through healing and eliminate the stigma around mental health conversations. "1 in 5 adults have a mental health condition.That's over 40 million Americans" (National Alliance on Mental Health, 2020). Even before covid, the number of youth struggling with mental health was continuing to rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Mental health is an important part of overall health and well being" and one of the actions we need to take is to "change the culture of mental health so that all of those in need receive the care and support they deserve" (CDC, 2020).
On this page you will find remarkable individuals being brave enough to share their stories of overcoming adversity, and achieving a healthy mind. Our goal is to remind others that they are not alone, that they matter, and that their courage to share their story just might give another person the strength to keep going.