Fundraising for Mental Health in our Community
The Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation was established by the family of Tomas (Tommy) Corral III, a 19 year old who lost his battle with depression to suicide. Since the Foundation was established they have been working in the community to increase education on the factors that lead to suicide and create resources to help those struggling with mental illness and suicidal thoughts.
Along with providing funds and opportunities for many community members to get certified in Mental Health First Aid in order to become prepared and equipped to handle a mental health crisis, the Foundation provides financial support for individuals needing counesling with no insurance.
Mental Health First Aid Instruction
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
- Depression and mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance Use disorders
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
Financial Support and Referrals for Counseling & Therapy
We provide referrals to excellent local counseling and therapy providers as well as financial assistance for individuals needing services as a result of emotional and mental health struggles. Positive mental health and wellbeing not only feels good, but helps you cope with everyday stresses, work more productively, and contribute more to your community and personal relationships. For most—especially those without health insurance—struggling with a mental health issue can mean high medical expenses. We do not want financial hardship to be a barrier for individuals needing help, but without insurance or financial means to pay for services.
For every $75 donated we can cover the cost of one hour of counseling and/or therapy for one individual.
Our three-day woman’s retreat at Stronghold Retreat in Oregon, IL is to empower survivors of trauma and grief, by strengthening resilience through enabling self-awareness, mindfulness, and the development of positive relationships.
We envision a healthy society in which people are provided the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and share that potential with others in our community. The retreat will provide a variety of trauma informed programs led by an array of community leaders and advocates.
Speakers and breakout sessions will address a number of topics grounded in the following values:
Wellness – Collaboration – Integrity – Inclusivity – Stewardship - Trauma-Informed - Evidence-Based
For every $225 donated we can cover the costs for one participant to attend a weekend retreat.