Who We Are

About Us

Mental Makeover is a mental health 501(c) 3 non-profit organization committed to fighting stigma surrounding mental health and empowering young people to learn about mental health and talk about their own thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

We want to actively use our voices to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health, and encourage others to do the same, through our core values, spreading our mission and implementing other engaging, educational tools.

Our logo represents our mission. The light bulb encompassing the brain represents thinking of mental health in a positive light. The box represents the stigma from which we are breaking away from.

Core Values

Our core values begin with the letters R, A, I, S, and E to spell out RAISE, because the heart of our mission is to {raise} awareness about mental health, and empower young people to educate themselves, to better understand their experiences with mental health, and to de-stigmatize mental health. We can use our very stories and experiences to de-stigmatize mental health in our local and global community.

What goes into a “Mental Makeover”?

A Mental Makeover is exactly as it sounds. It is the way in which we fundamentally change our way of thinking about mental health. Similar to how we do a home makeover, we take everything down from the very foundation and build everything back up. We need to educate and talk to youth about mental health from an early age and set that foundation to help them understand, navigate, and cope with their mental health in healthy ways throughout their adolescent years and into adulthood.

We need to actively use our voices and share our stories to end the stigma: the negative perception around mental health struggles and mental disorders, the hurtful jokes, the insensitive remarks, the de-normalization of receiving treatment, etc. Everyone has mental health. It should not be a topic of conversation we avoid or shy away from. We need a makeover. We need to change the way. We need mental health wellness support, awareness, and youth education among our local, national, and global communities.