May was dedicated to Mental Health Awareness, we are proud to promote another wonderful organization that addresses this important topic. Kevin’s Song is a newer member of our SHARE Detroit family and the impact of their work in the community is one that many are familiar with and have benefitted from.
Kevin's Song was founded in 2013 by Gail and John Urso following the death by suicide of their oldest son, Kevin. After his death, John and Gail learned of thenumerous local, state and national organizations working to prevent suicide and became familiar with resources for survivors of suicide and attempt survivors. They reasoned that if they were not familiar with these resources until after they lost their son, there were likely many others in the same situation.
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the month of May since 1949. This initiative has helped educate the public on the variety of mental illnesses that affect nearly 20% of Americans. Over the years, the intention of this month has grown to educate and break down the stigma associated with these types of illnesses and promote activities and habits that support our mental health.
At SHARE Detroit, we are proud to have nonprofit organizations that support mental health on our platform. In recognition of this month, we are pleased to highlight Know Resolve, an organization with a compelling history, mission and powerful resource in our community.
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