Mental illness is a real illness. People often suffer silently due to the stigma associated with mental illness. Discussions and raising awareness about mental health are the first steps to combat this stigma. When a family member suffers from mental illness, it can turn your world upside down.

Often a family is in chaos and scrambling for any help they can find. YES aims to relieve some of those challenges by offering one place to locate resources, support, and education for individuals and family members and training for mental health professionals.

Encouraging teenagers and young adults who need help to seek it early will prevent future tragedies. Communication and understanding are vital in combating the stigma associated with mental illness.

  • CALL 911
  • Go to your local Emergency Room
  • Text Brave” to 741-741 (CRISIS TEXT LINE) a trained volunteer, crisis counselor will help you anytime, about any type of crisis
  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE). 24/7 support for anyone in suicidal crisis
  • Call 1-800-985-5990 or Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 (DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE)
    This hotline is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, incidents of mass violence, infectious disease outbreaks, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.

Get Maddie's Self-Care Checklist

We are proud to offer a free download of Maddie's Self-Care Checklist to further our commitment to mental health awareness and wellbeing. This resource is designed to guide you through daily practices that foster mental resilience and well-being.

By making this checklist freely available, we hope to make a positive difference in the lives of those facing mental health challenges. At YES, we understand the journey can be tough but rewarding. That's why we're here to support individuals and families and provide specialized training for mental health professionals, enhancing their ability to bring healing and hope to those in need.