WAYNE, Pa., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Family Support Foundation for Mental Illness unveiled a new PSA video this week for use as educational material about the needs of individuals dealing with mental health issues and, specifically, the unnecessary and harmful impact of the stigma surrounding mental illness. One out of four children and adults in the United States experience a mental illness during their life and, often, they suffer alone. "Our goal from this video is to gather support from the media, individuals, families and corporations, so we can continue to help improve the lives of individuals and families coping with mental illness," said Jonathan Foxman, Executive Director and Founder of FSFMI.
The animated PSA's release intention is to coincide with promotion of the charity's annual golf tournament in order to reach the broadest audience possible prior to the event. Michigan based Inno-versity created the video in partnership with FSFMI. The video reinforces the FSFMI message of fighting the stigma of mental illness by "supporting individuals and families coping with mental illness by being an audible, positive voice and by supporting the good work of others," stated Foxman.
FSFMI will hold its 6th annual golf tournament on September 29, 2015. Hosting professional athletes, celebrities, and wounded warriors, FSFMI hopes to surpass last year's proceeds of $75,000. Active Minds, which support students in over 250 universities, and Texas mental health organizations, will be present at the tournament. The Lone Survivor Foundation will be represented by the family of fallen Navy Seal Danny Dietz, as well as Terry Jung, Executive Director of the Lone Survivor Foundation, which received $35,000 in support last year. Huawei Technologies USA will support the event as the title sponsor again this year.
About Family Support Foundation for Mental Illness
FSFMI is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in Wayne, PA. Since its founding in 2008, FSFMI has been dedicated to supporting individuals and families coping with mental illnesses. FSFMI is driven by an adamant belief that we all should help those suffering feel a little less alone, a little less invisible, a little less like no one understands and no one cares.
For more information about Family Support Foundation for Mental Illness or to participate in a 2015 fundraising event, visit www.fsfmi.org or Like Us at www.facebook.com/FamilySupportFoundationForMentalIllness
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