12 years ago we started a journey all because someone told us, “That’s impossible, you can’t just do that.” As the famous Audrey Hepburn once said “Nothing is Impossible. The word itself says I’m Possible”.
Knowing there was a tremendous need for mental health support in our community, and still is to this day, we decided if we wanted change to happen then we needed to be part of the change. We wanted our community to feel supported and to know they are not alone. So despite not having the professional experience we knew we definitely had the personal experience that could help make a difference. We are so fortunate to have the family and friends we do because without hesitation they jumped right in to help us. We couldn’t have done it without them.
We have met so many amazing people who encouraged and supported us through our 4 The M.I.N.D.S. journey. It has been our honor to provide a welcoming space every Monday for people to provide each other support, encouragement, comfort, and knowledge. It’s been so amazing to watch the bonds that have forged because of the organization.
When 4 The M.I.N.D.S. became an idea over 12 years ago, we said we would be happy if we could help just one person. We are so fortunate to have met so many more amazing individuals who have touched our lives in so many ways. As we close this chapter of our story and although we will no longer be there every week, please know that you all will remain a special part of our hearts.
We appreciate and thank everyone for all the wonderful memories and please always remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE and mental illness never defines someone!
Nicole, Tina, and Charlene