Mental illness strikes 1 in 5 people. Most people with mental illnesses do not live in institutions. They are most likely a co-worker, neighbor, friend or even a family member.From File Notes
The State of North Carolina has cut fees for some of our vital services and created a system that has placed barriers to the mentally ill receiving adequate care. Help for many is in jeopardy.
Business and individuals recognize this and support our efforts daily. The care that we provide each day will not be available without funding from caring citizens and businesses in our community.
MHA-Triad depends on governmental grants and funding as well as contributions from the community to continue to provide mental health services. Our major internal fundraising efforts center on our annual fundraiser, Yellow Bandana Evening and our Spring and Holiday appeals.
MHA-Triad is fortunate to have tremendous support from High Point and surrounding area. All within our community realize the need MHA-Triad strives to address. Individuals, businesses, social organizations, church organizations and others respond consistently to our annual fundraising drive. Over 237 donations from our community help sustain our work.
Many have asked why we chose the yellow bandana as our theme. We chose yellow because it is the color of happiness and optimism. It is the brightest color the human eye can see. We also use yellow as a color denoting “second chances.” It has served us well!
Yellow Bandana Evening 2020 has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID 19 pandemic.