Making an Impact

The IMPACT of MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness is contributing to an important national conversation that is underway, gathering momentum, and leading to improved care and support for people with mental illnesses.

The MINDS ON THE EDGE project is working with a broad variety of national organizations focused on transforming a broken mental health care system. Click on the sidebar directory to see how each Participating Organization is taking action. They are mobilizing thousands of members to use MINDS ON THE EDGE as a media catalyst to build consensus for change.

The IMPACT reaches across the country and continues to grow State-by-State. Here are a few examples of hundreds of activities using MINDS ON THE EDGE that have been organized to rally support, combat stigma, raise awareness of critical issues, and explore effective solutions.

  • Legislator Education Vermont, Missouri, Ohio and Mississippi are leading the way in using MINDS ON THE EDGE to ensure that state legislators are informed about serious mental illness.

  • Community Engagement From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Saint Lucie County, Florida to Portland, Oregon, screening events are bringing citizens and key stakeholders together to discuss critical problems.

  • Judicial and Law Enforcement In Anchorage, Chicago, and Albuquerque, bar associations, judges and police officers are exploring alternatives to incarcerating people with mental illness.

  • Consumers and Families Dozens of NAMI chapters from Pitt County, North Carolina to Butler County, Kansas have shared the program with consumers and families to encourage dialogue.

  • Training for Medical Professionals From University of California, Berkeley to Erie Community College educators are introducing students to the complex issues in MINDS ON THE EDGE.

  • Faith-based Initiatives From Boulder, Colorado to Joplin, Missouri, interfaith groups are using the program to fight stigma and promote understanding.

  • Veterans VA Hospitals from Loma Linda, California to Gainesville, Florida are training staff with MINDS ON THE EDGE.
Check out State-by-State for a comprehensive listing of activities that have been reported to the project.

Be sure to let us know about any activity that you might plan that continues to build IMPACT.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING for outreach initiatives provided by
van Ameringen Foundation and Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.