Our Mission: To speak out about mental health conditions and addiction, enable others to share their own stories, foster inclusion and nurture hope, and fight the stigma that keeps mental illness and addiction in the shadows of shame and denial.
An attorney and mediator, Cameron Stout has now spoken publicly to over sixty diverse audiences about his journey through a major depressive episode in 2013. Cam recently founded Stout Heart, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit. Its mission is to obtain charitable giving to support Cam’s efforts to share his inspiring story of resilient recovery with students and educators, first responders, veterans, and people living on the margins of society.
The Increasing Challenges-
The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year.
Close to seven percent (16 million people) had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
21% of teens will experience a severe mental disorder at some point.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-age youth, and the third cause of death for adolescents.
Only 35% of people aged 18-25 receive treatment
Mental illnesses are challenging Americans as never before.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. Close to seven percent (16 million people) had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
Mental Health Conditions are not your fault
They are health conditions, not character defects or moral weaknesses
There is such hope for a vital and filling life
Call to action
Change the narrative around mental health
Foster education & empowerment
Support those who are fighting mental health challenges
Listen to their stories and tell your own
One in five U.S. adults lives with a mental health condition.
More than half the people with a mental health condition never seek treatment.
Shame and denial run deep.
Cameron Stout is one of thousands who speak out and build community by sharing their own lived experiences. Cam’s story of a come-back from a major depressive episode in 2013 is one of resilience and hope.