We are thrilled to announce that Fresh Hope for Mental Health has been awarded the BipolarBrave Mental Health & Faith Award for Organization of 2023! This award is a significant honor and recognizes our organization’s ongoing efforts to support individuals and families affected by mental illness through our faith-based resources, support groups, and various mental health initiatives.
The BipolarBrave awards were founded by Katie Dale, the founder of BipolarBrave blog, who felt the need to honor mental health advocates within the church. By recognizing those who openly and bravely share their stories, experiences, and hope, the BipolarBrave awards aim to promote greater understanding, acceptance, and visibility of mental illness within faith communities.
“Understanding the value of our brothers’ and sisters’ lived experiences should be recognized, not shamed, or swept under the rug,” states Dale. “In creating these awards, I want to recognize those who are bravely coming out to shout it from the rooftops: we are affected, we have hope, and we want others to have that too.”
In this blog post, we want to celebrate and share more about what this award means to us and how it reflects our commitment to providing hope, resources, and support for those affected by a mental health challenge as well as their loved ones.
At Fresh Hope for Mental Health, we believe that it is possible to live a full and rich life in spite of a mental health diagnosis. We are passionate about providing practical, faith-based resources and support that empower individuals and families to find hope, healing, and purpose in the midst of mental health challenges.
Whether through our support groups, webinars, podcasts, or online resources, we strive to create safe and welcoming spaces where people can share their experiences, connect with others, and walk alongside one another on the journey towards mental wellness.
Receiving the BipolarBrave Mental Health & Faith Award for Organization of 2023 is a recognition of our commitment to these goals and mission. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, volunteers, and supporters who have made our programs and initiatives possible.
We are grateful for this opportunity to celebrate and share our work, and we hope that this award will inspire others to join us in promoting greater mental health awareness, empathy, and inclusion within faith communities.
We want to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged us along the way. We are honored to be a part of a larger community of mental health advocates who are passionate about promoting greater understanding, empathy, and support for those affected by mental illness.
As we continue to move forward, we invite you to join us in this important mission. Whether through volunteering, supporting our programs, or simply spreading the word, we can all make a difference in the lives of those impacted by mental illness. Let us continue to hope, heal, and journey together towards greater mental health and wellness.