What is the Miner’s Lamp Award and why should you support it?
Mental illness is one of the most prevalent, chronic illnesses of our time. Sadly, it has already touched the lives of many of us, directly or indirectly.
Its impact on young people is severe: over 70% of adults with mental illness trace their first symptoms to the ages of 16 to 24.
Created in response to that sobering statistic, the Miner’s Lamp Award campaign is designed to:
- Raise funds to sponsor breakthrough research into the prevention and early detection of severe mental illness among adolescents and young people. In 2016, we raised $400,000. For details of the research this money funded, click here.
- Recognize publicly those who work to shed light on the obscure forces of mental illness and erode the stigma attached to it
We believe that by joining forces with individuals and organizations like you, we will be able to make significant improvements over time to the quality of life in our community. We hope you will join us.
To see photos of the 2016 Miner’s Lamp Award evening, click here.