We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring a Bring Change to Mind High School Program at Juice WRLD’s former school, Homewood Flossmoor High School. This program gives teens a platform to share their voices and raise awareness around mental health. BC2M High School Clubs encourage youth to take a proactive approach to mental health and self-care. Research shows that breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness is most impactful during the formative, adolescent years. Students in the club are empowered to educate one another, their communities, and to create a culture of peer support within their schools. BC2M is currently working in over 390 high schools across America with over 10,000 students engaged.
BC2M’s mission is to To end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness by creating multimedia campaigns, curating storytelling movements, and developing youth programs to encourage a diverse cultural conversation around mental health.
Actress & activist Glenn Close co-founded Bring Change to Mind in 2010 after her sister, Jessie Close, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and her nephew, Calen Pick, with schizoaffective disorder.