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Based on our page “About Where I Stand” you know:

Where I Stand is a movement, to empower and encourage ourselves and others to STAND UP for something we’re passionate about in the face of what is difficult.  Our mission is to dedicate ourselves and inspire others to commit  to working for the prevention and early intervention of mental illness through education, awareness, and research.

Here is what you don’t know:

Where I Stand began as an event in Roanoke Virginia on October 27th 2012 with the purpose of raising awareness, education and hope for the treatment of eating disorders. Today on June 17th I’m announcing that I’ve begun the process to turn Where I Stand into a non-profit organization. Our mission is to dedicate ourselves and inspire others to commit  to working for the prevention and early intervention of mental illness through education, awareness, and research, and our vision and goal is to put a mental health plan in the hands of every K-12 student in the United States.

How we’re going to do it:

To do this, we are going to develop a curriculum  for all ages, work to partner with schools, the local, state and federal governments and continue to develop events and programs that educate, raise awareness and spread hope.

How you can help:

Share this post, or this blog in general with EVERYONE! It’s time to get the word out that students need understand how to be healthy individuals mentally and emotionally so that learning can take place! Mental Health is not solely for the mentally ill – we all have mental health and in order for us to be functioning at our best we must take care of ourselves (inside and out!)

Finally – Check back in with the blog. I will be updating periodically about how the process is going with launching the non-profit, and keep you posted if there are things YOU can do to make a difference.

Stay Strong.

My name is Erin and this is Where I Stand.

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