OpenMindGymm is an advocacy group that addresses the stigma attached to athlete mental health. Mental health is not talked about enough and it is time for a change! Our mission is to advocate and fundraise for the support of mental health for athletes around the globe.
Mental Health by the Numbers
–Around 20% of the world’s children and adolescents have mental disorders or problems (World Health Organization).
–1 in 5 young people (age 13-18) has or will develop a mental illness in their lifetime (National Alliance on Mental Illness). That being said, it is a 5 in 5 issue that we all need to address.
–1/2 of all mental illnesses show early signs before a person turns 14 years old, and 3/4 of mental illnesses begin before age 24 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
–5.2% of college athletes have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (NOCD).
–People with a mental health issue are generally nonviolent. In fact, only 3-5% of violent acts can be attributed to people with a serious mental illness (USC School of Social Work).
-More than 43 million Americans struggle with mental illness (State of Mental Health in America 2018).
-Only 36.9% of those suffering from anxiety receive treatment (Fortune.com).
What We Do
We believe that all athletes should be able to speak openly about their mental health experiences without worrying about being judged or ridiculed. We are the voice for the struggling athletes.
A main goal for us as an Organization is to educate society on athlete mental health. We hope to give athletic programs/clubs a different perspective on what athletes go through.
Our organization can be a safe spot for any athlete who is going through their own challenges mentally. We believe that feeling comfort is essential for recovery.
50% of all donations will go to different Non-Profit Organizations who we have partnered with to help the fight and end the stigma!