You’re probably here because you’re wondering if someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.
The I’ve Got You project provides information you will use throughout your life to help you RECOGNIZE and RESPOND when someone needs your help. You’ll see how you can be the mental health front line for those around you.
I’ve Got You is a hub for information that will help you determine if someone may be experiencing a mental health disorder and how to help, without needing to take a course or participate in any special training. The information here will be useful to you in all of the settings – home, school, work, in public, in relationships, etc. – where you may encounter someone who is sick.
There is information about signs that cross the lifespan, signs that occur at particular life stages, and signs associated with several particular disorders. Taken together, this offers you an excellent chance of identifying someone who is struggling with a mental health disorder.
WHAT IS THE "I'VE GOT YOU" PROJECT?
I’ve Got You spreads information and generates compassion!
We do this by empowering YOU to be on the front line of recognizing and responding to someone who is suffering a mental health disorder and acting with compassion instead of blame, shame, and judgement.
When you have information that transforms your understanding of someone’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, you move into a position to help rather than judge.
Saying “I’ve got you” to someone who may well be struggling alone means so many things: I get it; I won’t judge you; I am here for you; I will listen; I will show up; I will help.
Too many people are struggling. We have no comprehensive system for identifying and getting help to everyone who needs it. That means ALL OF US must be on the front lines of mental health intervention! I’ve Got You gives you the tools you need to be on that front line.