The Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health identifies, prioritizes, and takes action to promote and support education, early identification and access to mental health services in Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County
Action Alliance for Mental Health
For information call 561-866-1850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boca Raton's Promise is a 501C3 non-profit agency and fiscal agent for the Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health.
(c) PBC Action Alliance for Mental Health - 2014
What Do We Know?
Mental illness is more common than you think
- 1 in 4 adults have a mental illness
- 21% of teens will have a mental illness during their lives
- 1/2 of all mental illnesses begin by age 14
- 22% of middle school students reported considering suicide in a 2011 survey
- LGBT youth report high rates of bullying and thoughts of suicide
- Mental health is not taught enough in Palm Beach County
- It will be taught when communities break the silence and end the stigma
What's it all about?
- Talking about community mental health
- Understanding impact of mental illness
- Educating families, schools, and workplaces
- Listening to others supports understanding essential to creating safe homes and schools
- Opening discussion fosters stakeholder collaboration
- Collaboration saves money, and fosters access to services
Lord Anthony Jacobs: Final Gift Leaves Lasting Impact on PBC Education
PBC Action Alliance for Mental Health mourns passing of philanthropic giant; honors legacy of giving back.
Lord Anthony Jacobs (photo), a longtime British political leader who maintained a home in Palm Beach County for more than 30 years, passed away recently at age 82. However, just a few weeks before his passing, Lord Jacobs provided a gift that will benefit youth and education in Palm Beach County for years to come.
The Jacobs Charitable Trust provided $250,000 to Boca Raton’s Promise, a local nonprofit organization that supports education programs geared toward breaking the silence around mental health and addressing related issues such as bullying. Click here for complete announcement..