Creating better lives by opening minds and resources to improve wellness and recovery for those living with mental health and substance abuse problems.
Big Elephant is here to provide and improve access to mental health and substance abuse information, assistance and recovery resources such as prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment for young people who would otherwise not be exposed to through its network of volunteers, donors and partners.
While there are many organizations focused on raising awareness, reducing stigma and providing alcohol/drug abuse prevention programs in our schools and through reaching out to parents, loved ones and youth. There is an entire demographic that is not in school and whose parents are unwilling or unable to care for their children due to not knowing where to turn, or because they are suffering from their own psychiatric, behavioral health or addiction problems.
We know this demographic well from losing our 18 year old son/brother/nephew/friend Joshua Morrow to a drug overdose in August, 2013 after struggling with mental health problems and substance abuse over the course of most of his life.
Through creating a charitable organization in which the focus is to provide compassionate support, raising awareness, reducing stigma and prioritizing the problem to this under-served population, we will be able to help many young people who would otherwise not be exposed to this life saving information allowing them to recover and lead meaningful lives in the community.