Mind Aid

is creating advocacy for mental health in developing countries

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About Mind Aid

Would you or anyone you know like to fund my living expense to help me advocate for people with mental illness in developing countries? 

My name is Matthew Dickson and I live in Canada. I advocate for people with mental illness in developing countries to help them get basic mental health care at www.MindAid.ca.

I am one of only a small number of people advocating for this cause. There are a lot of mental health advocates for developed countries, but not nearly as many for mental health in developing countries. The cause needs so much more help!

Over 270 million people in developing countries have no mental health care. Some countries have only one psychiatrist per million people.

What's worse is that some people with mental illness are actually kept in chains - tied to a tree or a bed or with their feet through a log.

I am trying to change that.

There are armies of people helping give clean water in developing countries. Why can't we have armies of people helping give mental health care in developing countries?

I believe that if this cause were mainstream conversation, millions of people would want to help, from donating $10, to putting on a fundraiser, to starting their own charity or social business for the cause.

I am trying to make the cause go viral. Most people don't even think about mental health in developing countries. They know about clean water and building schools and malaria in developing countries, but not mental health.

Would you like to help me change that?

By becoming a monthly Patreon supporter, you can help me do this.

I would like to help this cause for years to come. For as little as $1 per month, you can help me pay my living expenses and allow me to focus on helping those who aren't being heard. Some people are suffering immensely with mental illness as well as all the problems of poverty.

I have gone through mental health challenges myself. I did this in a peaceful country with a good health care system, yet it felt like I was living in a war zone. Mental illness is a horrible disease.

What some people with mental illness have to go through in poor countries is unthinkable.

The good news is there are ways to help them.

Models of treatment that are low-cost, proven effective and scalable are used by the World Health Organization and other organizations like:
1) www.basicneedsus.org
2) www.afinemind.org
3) www.strongminds.org
4) www.mindsfoundation.org

The money you give to my Mind Aid Patreon account will go directly to me for my living expenses (note: I live frugally).

Here is a video of me telling my story and experience of schizophrenia and how that led me to help others with mental illness in developing countries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aicrPpysmJE

This video gives a brief overview to the cause:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K05ka3RKUBQ&list=P

If you would like to help me do this, I thank you so much! The average donation that other Patreon users across the platform receive is $2 to $10 per month. Some give larger amounts like $100 per month or $250 per month, but, honestly, whatever you feel like giving would be a huge help to me!

If you can't become a Patreon supporter, feel free to start your own conversation about the cause and help in your own way.

Feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested in helping the cause!

Visit Mind Aid on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindaid1/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp2Qj2tKgfh9pt4OoLuuUuw
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/matthewjdickson

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