I don’t think it’s fair to say that one nonprofit is more important than the other, but everyone’s personal beliefs and interests play a huge role in choosing the organization that they want to support. For me, it happens to be mental health.

There are so many causes out there that are capable of doing amazing things, but I think certain ones get more attention and support because their concepts are less taboo. So many of us wouldn’t think twice before we stepped up to help someone else, but we rarely do the same for ourselves. We feel guilty when we don’t appreciate the things we already have. We see those commercials of children crying from hunger, or smiling from the little they have, and we think, “who am I to complain?”

If you’re feeling anxious, depressed, or lonely, it’s important to acknowledge that. No problem is too small, and you deserve to feel comfortable in your own skin. It might sound like I’m stating the obvious, but so many people suffer in silence because they don’t want to admit there’s a problem. Even worse, many people start to isolate themselves when their loved ones just don’t understand “what the big deal is.”

I proudly work for a company that allows our users to support over 700 causes, just by shopping online. We’ve donated millions of dollars to awesome charities such as the ASPCA, Clean Water Action, and Save the Children, but I’d like to take the time to show support for some mental health causes (local and international) that deserve to shine in the spotlight. To learn how this all works, check out We-Care.com.

Fighting Stigmas & Raising Awareness

FERMI
Your purchase through this site helps Foundation for Education & Research on Mental Illness.

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DAMON AND STELLA FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Your purchase through this site helps The Damon and Stella Foundation for Mental Health increase awareness of mental health issues and the societal stigma against those with mental illness, through awareness campaigns and grants to other mental health nonprofit organizations.

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COMMUNITY FIRST SPORTS FOUNDATION
Your purchase through this site helps Community First Sports Foundation provide an equal opportunity for boys and girls to take part in organized sports and derive the psychological, physiological and sociological benefits of sports participation.

Providing Hope

ICCD
Your purchase through this site helps ICCD create solutions for people with mental illness. They help communities around the world create ICCD Clubhouses, which are community centers that give people with mental illness hope and opportunities to reach their full potential.

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CARE PLUS FOUNDATION
Your purchase through this site helps Care Plus Foundation build a brighter world for those suffering with mental illness. Your support DIRECTLY helps clients achieve life goals by building better lives for themselves and their families.

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GALAXY COUNSELING CENTER
Your purchase through this site helps Galaxy Counseling Center improve the lives of nearly 2,000 people in their community each year.

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HOPE RECOVERY SERVICES
Your purchase through this site helps Hope Recovery Services help adults, youth, and families move away from life-destructive dependencies and into a life of recovery.

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HOPE FOR YOUTH, INC.
Your purchase through this site helps Hope For Youth, Inc. serve neglected, abused, and abandoned youth with preventive, intervention, and out-patient services.

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THE RELATIONAL CENTER
Your purchase through this site helps The Relational Center provide collaborative counseling, group work, resource coordination, and psychiatric support.

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LAMPION CENTER
Your purchase through this site helps the Lampion Center provide stability and hope for children, families, and individuals through counseling, adoptions services, and community outreach.

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CRISIS CENTER OF TAMPA BAY
Your purchase through this site helps Crisis Center of Tampa Bay offer help, hope and healing to all people experiencing life’s problems and challenges, big and small.

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CHILD MIND INSTITUTE
Your purchase through this site helps Child Mind Institute commitment to improving the mental health of children everywhere.

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MARGARET ANN’S PLACE
Your purchase through this site helps Margaret Ann’s Place provide awareness, education, and support for children and their families when they are grieving a death. We help children regain their ability to function in school, at home, and with peers, and promote positive mental and physical health.

At-Risk Youth

PANZOU PROJECT
Your purchase through this site helps PanZOu Project save our youth from street gangs and prevent gang violence by offering them a vision of change and the tools they need to make those changes happen in their lives and communities!

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RISE ABOVE FOR YOUTH
Your purchase through this site helps Rise Above for Youth provide much needed services to at-risk youth.

Child Abuse

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM
Your purchase through this site helps the Child Abuse Prevention Program teach elementary school children how to recognize, resist and report physical and sexual abuse. Teaching children to recognize, resist and report physical and sexual abuse helps to keep them safe and works to end the cycle of abuse.

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CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER FOR THE 31ST
Your purchase through this site helps the Children’s Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial District of Tennessee provide for the future well-being of our children. We serve as a safe, child friendly place where victims of child abuse may come tell their story and receive help to overcome this life-altering event.

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CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND
Your purchase through this site helps Children’s Trust Fund prevent child abuse before it happens. In partnership with over 100 community-based organizations, Children’s Trust Fund leads efforts across the state of Massachusetts to strengthen and support families.

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WHOLE CHILD INTERNATIONAL
Your purchase through this site helps Whole Child International, an organization that is devoted to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children worldwide. We work to restructure existing children’s institutions to focus on children’s emotional needs, ultimately creating the possibility for healthy integration into society.

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GENESEE COUNTY CASA FOR CHILDREN, INC.
Your purchase through this site helps the Genesee County CASA for Children, Inc. train citizen volunteers to advocate for abused and/or neglected children in the family court system.

CAMP HORIZON
Your purchase through this site helps Camp Horizon provide no-cost, year-round programs to metro Atlanta’s youth in foster care. We work to restore dignity and hope to children, teens and young adults, who have been abused and neglected — empowering them to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives.

FOREVER HOMES
Your purchase through this site helps Forever Homes help abused, abandoned, and neglected kids find permanent, safe, and loving homes.

Sexual Abuse

PANDORA’S AQUARIUM, INC.
Your purchase through this site helps Pandora’s Aquarium provide support, education, and resources to rape and sexual abuse survivors and their supporters.

THE WELLHOUSE
Your purchase through this site helps the WellHouse rescue women and children in human trafficking.

HIS STORY COACHING AND COUNSELING
Your purchase through this site helps His Story Coaching and Counseling provide counseling services to women who are victims of domestic violence, as well as women who are attempting to get out of the sex trade.

Substance Abuse

ADA S. MCKINLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
Your purchase through this site helps Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. provide a mental health and substance abuse service to those in need on the South Side of Chicago.

CENTRAL NASSAU GUIDANCE & COUNSELING
Your purchase through this site helps Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services help individuals and families struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Disclaimer: The statements made in this post represent my personal views and do not represent the views of We-Care.com.