At The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, we are proud to announce our membership with The Mental Health Coalition. Together, with other leading mental health organizations, brands, and influential individuals, we are working to smash the stigma surrounding mental health, including eating disorders.
The Mental Health Coalition (MHC) was founded by designer and social activist, Kenneth Cole, with the mission of working together to enable equitable access to resources and support for all people. The Coalition is made up of the most passionate and influential organizations, and The Alliance is honored to be a member. It is imperative that we ensure eating disorders are a part of the conversation about mental illness– especially during this May’s Mental Health Awareness Month.
Spun out of a conversation about feeling like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, Kenneth and his daughter, Catie Cole, launched The Mental Health Coalition to a build like-minded community that will work together to destigmatize all mental health conditions, enabling equitable access to virtual resources and support for all. We applaud founding Coalition members such as Mental Health America, The Jed Foundation, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, and The Trevor Project for launching this collaboration between service-providing mental health organizations.
Equipping communities with resources and tools, The Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library houses a plethora of incredible resources, including The Alliance free services. The MHC website also provides roadmaps to wellbeing, opportunities for involvement, and a stimulating social media interview series.
The Alliance echoes Cole’s sentiment that our nation’s mental health crisis is fueled by stigma, shame, and judgment and that all people should feel empowered to openly discuss and address their mental health needs. We share the Mental Health Coalition’s vision to change the way people talk about, and care for, mental illness and are proud to partner with other Coalition members.
In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic upended daily life, mental health struggles have skyrocketed, and The Alliance has seen a sharp increase in demand for our accessible services. Now, more than ever, we see the clear need for mass action around mental wellness. Together we can make a difference to ensure #NOTONEMORE life is lost to a mental illness.
If you or a loved one is currently struggling with an eating disorder, it’s important to know that you are not alone. The Alliance is here and we understand what you are going through. Connect with us at FindEDHelp.com to find eating disorder treatment options near you today. Learn more about The Mental Health Coalition’s dedication to ending the stigma surrounding mental health by visiting their website at thementalhealthcoalition.org.