2013 Mental Health Champions (from left to right): Tim Boyd, Bobette Figler and Garrett Lawrence
Three remarkable Missourians who have overcome mental health challenges to make life better for others and their communities have been selected as the 2013 "Mental Health Champions" by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation.
MISSION of the Missouri Mental Health Foundation: To raise awareness and public understanding of issues impacting individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities and addiction disorders. Our efforts battle stigma and discrimination, facilitate treatment, and foster inclusion in the community and workforce.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity. While the MMHF works closely with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, it is operated separately, has its own Board of Directors and an Executive Director.