We believe that traditionally in society, mental health concerns have been stigmatized. Furthermore, people with mental health concerns often have nowhere to turn for support online in a caring and safe environment. And what happens during a temporary, financial difficulty in your life? There’s often nobody to turn to.
That’s why we created the community fund drives, the predecessor to the Psych Central Community Connection. The fund drives resulted in small, personal grants made to individual members on an as-needed, emergency basis. These grants offer a small financial safety net to members of the Psych Central Community.
The Psych Central Community is comprised of over 91,000 members who have posted over 1.2 million times to the community’s 150+ support groups. It’s where you can find self-help support groups on dozens of common mental health, daily living, and relationship issues. The community is overseen by a dedicated team of volunteer moderators and administrators who ensure a safe and supportive environment.
We hope our mission here will be to help people stop falling through the cracks of society by providing them with a much-needed financial safety net when most in need. We do this because we believe in the importance of giving back to the community and to help others when in need. It’s a simple yet powerful idea that can make a life-changing impact.