Leadership group Ascension Leadership Academy to support non-profit The Big Silence
Austin, TX –Ascension Leadership Academy, a local leadership program, is bringing together 24 volunteers to raise $30,000 by Wednesday, August 16 forThe Big Silence, a non-profit that offers resources and programs to destigmatize the culture around mental health. The foundation activates programs and tools to support people’s mental health journey at different stages of life from children to adulthood.
The volunteers are coming from all over the country to raise awareness and the funds in 15 days by utilizing social media, holding an event and auction on Wednesday, August 16, and a viral social media challenge to bolster and amplify The Big Silence’s valuable work in the community. The group has raised over $20,000 in just 5 days!**
“It’s an honor to be supporting The Big Silence in their effort to destigmatize the conversation around mental health, as well as their mission to provide mental health support” said Ascension Leadership Academy Community Service Captain, Danny Acorti, “Every person has the ability to make a difference for their own mental wellness, as well as taking a stand for the collective health and well-being of our neighborhoods and communities.”
The 13th class of Ascension Leadership Academy is partnering with The Big Silence, a 501c3 non-profit, to bring awareness to mental health. The foundation offers resources and programs to destigmatize and change the culture around mental health. Mental health support is often unavailable or too costly, and many people do not seek support due to not knowing where to get help. Mental health issues can affect people at any stage of life and cost the US economy $1 trillion every year. The Big Silence activates programs and tools to support people’s mental health journey from childhood to adulthood.
“We are so grateful that the Ascension Leadership Academy team reached out and wanted to build a legacy with us. No one should suffer in silence” said Rachel Sahaidachny, Executive Director of The Big Silence, “This comes at a crucial time in our country, as the cost of mental health support continues to rise and addiction, suicide, and loneliness is becoming far too prevalent. We want everyone to have affordable access to the mental health resources they need.”
- For more information on the community service project, visitalaeq.com/bigsilence
- For more information on the The Big Silence, visitthebigsilence.com/
- For more information on Ascension Leadership Academy, visitalaeq.com
About The Big Silence
The Big Silence Foundation cultivates conversations and offers resources and programs to destigmatize and change the culture around mental health. The foundation activates programs and tools to support people’s mental health journey at different stages of life from children to adulthood.
About Ascension Leadership Academy
Ascension Leadership Academy (ALA) is an emotional intelligence leadership academy that allows you to interact and release yourself from your own mental cages and emotional trappings. Our graduates are leaders of movements, entrepreneurs, managers, and people with audacious dreams. We work to instill responsible leadership and inspire intentional action. Ascension Leadership Academy is crafted for people committed to elevating their lives, families, communities, and the world.
**as of 8/9 ALA surpassed their original goal of $30K and have raised the goal amount to $50K