Have you ever lost a family member or friend to suicide?
Do you know someone who has battled a mental disorder?
Have you sought others who understand your experiences?
Green Ribbon Club™ is a 501(c)(3) student-run non-profit that is committed to engaging in bipartisan youth advocacy to destigmatize mental health, in order to encourage communities to utilize local public health resources, with the ultimate goal of mitigating the rising number of suicides at both local and national levels in the United States.
Suicides are at a 30-year high in the United States, but neither public awareness nor public policy has recognized the severity of this silent epidemic unfolding across our nation. Although hundreds of organizations have fought the stigma associated with mental health, none have succeeded. This is because they lacked a substantial movement.
Our goal is to create a unified network of clubs across the United States so that we may spread mental health awareness, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and ultimately mitigate increasing suicide rates. In time, we hope to use our movement to gain additional funding and research for mental health, with the hope to further reduce the number of suicides in the country.
We see each volunteer in our movement as an equal, committed to our mission by their own desire for change. We uphold honesty, authenticity, and inclusiveness as our highest values. We're united against a struggle affecting all of us, regardless of our politics, race, income-level, ethnicity, or culture.