At Dream the Impossible we set out to fix the lack of awareness surrounding Mental Health in the African American community. We know that a person’s mental health can be affected by many conditions and situations and it is our job as an organization to help find a bridge between that person’s current life and the resources they need to live a life they can be proud of.
Our Founder’s best friend AJ Morrison, suffered from severe depression for almost five years. Through many years of support, enough progress was not made to keep AJ alive. AJ's death sparked a fire in us to make people more aware of mental health issues and help them learn how to live an impactful life no matter what hurdles are placed in front of them. We aim to de-stigmatize mental health so that people don't feel as though something is wrong with them. Caring for your mental health is every bit as important as your physical well being.
In 2020 Suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2020, there were an estimated 1.20 million suicide attempts. Dream the Impossible, Inc. is a nonprofit, mental health awareness organization that was formed to reverse the rates of death by suicide, especially in the Black community. Through speaking engagements, youth development, and service activities, DTI will rescind the stigma of mental health and promote healthy and positive practices.
Helping kids realize that their dreams are not impossible!
The individuals that we serve include anyone who is suffering from or living with some type of Mental Illness. Young adolescents who come from underserved populations and underserved communities are also included. We would like to be able to help those individuals understand the conditions they are facing and help them to live a prosperous life through whatever adversity they encounter. We will have a big focus on the African-American community to make sure that mental health is acknowledged and treated the same as physical health.