Our Community is impacted by the Mental Health Crisis that is happening throughout Tulare County and the state of California. We are seeing our homeless population grow. People are living in tents in public parks. Suicide rates are on the rise. Elementary school attendance has been struggling which has led to low test scores and learning. We can go on and on.
What are we doing about it?
We are opening Clubhouses in Tulare County starting with Schrank Clubhouse Visalia. Our goal and objective is to provide a place where people with mental illness can have the support and resources to help them lead productive lives where they can thrive.
Why are we opening clubhouse(s)?
We are opening Clubhouse to:
Give people who have suffered with mental illness a place to go where they can play a role in becoming an integral part of society again through various resources.
To STOP the STIGMA associated with mental illness. People who have a mental illness have the ability and power to control the narrative behind the illness. There are multiple ways that we will do this. We will raise our voices and share our stories so that people know that they are not the only ones. We will teach and train people in the community about mental illness, signs, symptoms, and how to help those who are struggling. We will share healing resources and different ways people who suffer from mental illness cope and live joyfully. We will research and share news and ideas that will help the community come together as support.
As a community of people who suffer from mental illness, we will be the people who are at the forefront of helping each other heal and STOP the STIGMA.