Almost half of Americans will experience an episode of mental illness in their lives. Imagine a community where the stigma surrounding mental health is erased. Where trained advocates from all cultures and groups are equipped to help people with mental health issues. Where therapies and services are readily available. Where hope and healing flourish.
HopeX is Miller-Dwan Foundation’s revolutionary response to eliminating the mental health crisis in our region. It is a multi-phased approach that will see Miller-Dwan Foundation leading the way in implementing a holistic and comprehensive effort that involves:
HopeX Phase 1—Expanding the Workforce
Because of a severe mental health provider shortage, those needing a therapy appointment must wait, on average, 4 to 6 weeks. To address this shortage, Miller-Dwan Foundation has launched a program developed and tested by the World Health Organization called PM+. This evidence-based program is a scalable psychological intervention for those experiencing stress and anxiety specifically designed to expand and mobilize a boots-on-the-ground mental health workforce.
passionate global mental health advocate
Zak Williams, mental health advocate, entrepreneur and son of actor and comedian Robin Williams, will be working alongside Miller-Dwan Foundation as we launch HopeX.