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Founder and CEO Ben Brafman Discusses 22 Years of Fighting the Stigma

July 10, 2017

Even though 1 in 4 adults are likely to experience some form of mental illness each year, and 1 in 17 live with a serious mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, there is still a stigma attached to mental illness. In fact, the stigma surrounding mental illnesses is the main reason many people don’t seek treatment. Ben Brafman, CEO and Founder of Destination Hope, LLC has been working to remove the stigma during his 22 years in the mental health field. He began his career as a mental health tech and worked his way up to…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

April 26, 2017

As we approach the month of May, which is the official Mental Health Awareness Month, we find ourselves talking more openly about mental illness. Doctors, neurosurgeons, and professionals from all over the globe are constantly testing, researching and trying to understand what creates mood disorders, chemical imbalances , and personality disorders. While science is trying to break through the complexities of the brain, we are here doing everything we can to bring the suffering to light. Every year, we continue a movement toward destigmatizing and decriminalizing those who suffer from mental illness. After all, one in four people will suffer…

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