Four County Community Foundation
Mental Health Fund - for a better tomorrow
A recent nationwide study from Center for Disease Control found self-reported behavioral health symptoms are double their pre-pandemic rates. One-third report symptoms of anxiety or depression. 13% have started or increased substance abuse. A quarter of those surveyed report stress-related symptoms and 11% convey having serious suicidal thoughts in the previous 30 days.
In response, we have established the Four County Community Foundation Mental Health Fund... for a better tomorrow. The endowed fund will support nonprofit organizations who deliver mental health programs and services throughout the communities we serve.
Nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for mental health program funding should contact our office.
Over the past two years, COVID-19 has killed more Americans than all our wars combined. Michigan lost 32,000+ people, close to the death toll of the Korean War. Lapeer, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland counties, including communities served by our foundation, accounted for a quarter of that total.
However, the pandemic brought more than death and long-term physical health consequences.
Mental health concerns are rising. Kevin Fischer, executive director of the Lansing-based NAMI-MI (National Alliance for Mental Illness-Michigan) says, “We’re seeing an increase in depression and anxiety in particular, up more than 5% in the last year.”
A recent nationwide study from Center for Disease Control found self-reported behavioral health symptoms are double pre-pandemic rates. 31% of respondents report symptoms of anxiety or depression. 13% have started or increased substance use. 26% report stress-related symptoms. 11% report having serious suicidal thoughts in the previous 30 days.
In response, we have established the 4CCF Mental Health Fund. It will support nonprofits’ mental health programs throughout the communities we serve. That is, Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Metamora, Oxford, Richmond, Romeo, Washington and Shelby Township.
To apply for funds: Nonprofit organizations, please call Kathy Dickens at 810-798-0909.
You can also sponsor or golf at our “For A Better Tomorrow” Golf Event. June 14 (8 -2) at Cherry Creek (52000 Cherry Creek Dr., Shelby Township, MI 48316) Event includes breakfast, range use, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, and reception.
To register or inquire contact Kathy Dickens at 810-444-8852 or [email protected]