The events at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown has placed mental health issues front and center for our country. There has been too much speculation, not enough facts, and jumping to conclusions is dangerous and creates stigma. However, people are looking to learn more about mental health in general, and that’s why we created the Free Your Mind Projects. Since this is a season of giving, we decided to go forward with our pre-recorded show that we did prior to Sandy Hook so that you can learn more about organizations that can help to educate, motivate and advocate. From the Red Carpet, we talk to the Chase executives who explain why they started the “American Giving Awards” and why they are important. Jamie from last year’s winner “To Write Love on Her Arms” joins us as does Jamie Lynn Sigler from “Guys With Kids”. In our Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment with Jennifer Whitney, Jen and Brian discuss the danger of irresponsible to impetuous reporting on violence and a connection with mental illness. We also share “Our Favorites” – clips and tips from Jen’s many interviews with Kaiser Permanente Chief Addiction Medicine, Dr. David Pating.
Colbie Caillat also performed, and here’s a link to her Christmas Card to her fans:
We feature many organizations that are very dedicated and worthy for end of year donations, or plans to get involved next year. You can find them on our resource section and hear them on this show.
A few that we suggest are right here. Happy Holidays from our Free Your Mind Projects Family to yours!