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Established: 2002 project of the Junior League of Cincinnati, 2008 501(c)(3) status
Mission: The mission of MindPeace is to ensure that there is a seamless system of mental health care for children and adolescents that meets specific characteristics of quality, provides a continuum of care, has system connections, and is affordable.
Serving Our Community:
More than 50% of all lifetime mental illness cases start at age 14, with an additional 25% starting by age 24. Yet despite the proven effectiveness of mental health treatment, the average person continues to suffer in silence, waiting an average of 8–10 years after the initial onset of symptoms to seek intervention (NAMI’s Mental Health by Numbers: Children and Teens report, 2014).
Thanks to MindPeace’s network of school-based mental health partnerships including 19 behavioral health organizations, 180 schools, and 22 school districts, last year more than 120,000 local students had access to critical brain health services. Today more than ever, children and adolescents are struggling. It’s our mission to see that every child receives the quality, affordable care they deserve.
And we don’t stop there. Through our behavioral health network, schools and communities are being provided with critical traumainformed education and support. And through our website, we help struggling families locate mental wellness tools and resources. Here, parents and caregivers can search a comprehensive database to find the right mental health provider for their family, while arming their children with much-needed resiliency skills through our NEW Virtual MindPeace Room. At www.mindeacecincinnati.com, hope is just a click away.
Executive Director: Susan Shelton
Board Chairman: Lee Carter
Dr. Barbara Boat
Dr. Michael Sorter
Other Ways to Help:
It’s not often that we’re given the opportunity to make such a lasting impact on our community. With YOUR support, we can continue to transform the local landscape of youth mental health. Let’s make sure 100% of children and families in need have access to care. Go to www.cincinnatigives.org/MindPeace to make a donation and support our efforts.
5642 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224