By Jerry Avenaim | FOUNDER |
All across the world, 12.1.20 is Giving Tuesday. This global movement harnesses the generosity, kindness, and the desires of individuals to make a difference through serving their community, or contributing financially to meet the needs of those who are less fortunate, and collectively make the world a better and kinder place.
- the Giving Tuesday fundraiser on our Facebook page,
- or by starting your own Facebook Giving Tuesday fundraiser.
- Empower U – This is a university based outreach program and training which normalizes the discussion around mental health at the campus level.
- Frame of Mind – This project is to create a coffee table book of celebrity headshots, and each one will be accompanied by a commentary of their own experiences with mental health, or that of a friend or relative.
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About the Author: Jerry Avenaim – Contributor
Photographer – Director – Advocate – Founder of the Mental Health Foundation. Jerry Avenaim is an award winning fashion, celebrity photographer and director. His work has been featured on the pages of Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and People Magazine. He has also made many appearances on television shows including America’s Next Top Model and Dr. Phil. In public he is the photographer to the stars of Hollywood, but in private he has battled anxiety disorder and bouts of depression for much of his adult life. With the awareness that millions of people around the world struggle on a daily basis to understand and manage mental health conditions, Jerry has created The Mental Health Foundation. For many, their suffering is done alone and in silence because of the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. That needs to change. Over the years, Jerry has lost loved ones to addiction and suicide. He made the decision to no longer sit on the sidelines while so many suffer in deep dark silence, feeling misunderstood, alone and without options. Done waiting for reform to occur, Jerry has merged his own experiences fighting anxiety disorder and depression with his passion and life long career as a top-tier photographer to create The Mental Health Foundation. He has brought together medical, psychiatric, life coaching, mental health professionals and authors as a part of his foundation team.