joe says "fmly hope"

Mental health is an issue that so deeply affects society yet so rarely gets talked about. That's why Joe is spreading the word about Family Hope, a local organization that fosters mental crisis prevention through education. Family Hope was created from the frustration experienced by many families and friends as they struggled to find help for someone they care about who lives with mental illness. Founder Donna Betts started this effort as a passionate response to her own family's struggles; she quickly discovered she was not alone in facing the hurdles and barriers of working with disconnected mental health resources in Maine. Family Hope is dedicated to educating, providing encouragement, and suggesting resources to aid family members and friends help someone they care about who is living with mental illness, strive toward recovery.

Learn more about this organization here. Joe offers his thanks to all who work to spread awareness of mental illness and to the folks at Family Hope for the important work they do.

                                Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.