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"I Must Fight in The Open"

Clifford Beers used those words to respond to critics who suggested he start his mental health movement anonymously. Over 100 years later, his legacy still guides the way as Mental Health America advances prevention for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

Because you are a dedicated supporter of our mission, I am inviting you to join our “fight in the open” effort through our Bell of Hope Society. Mental Health America of Greater Dallas is launching its Bell of Hope Society to honor the generous giving of our most ardent and committed supporters like you!

Why ‘the bell’? In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1953, at the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Md., Mental Health America melted these inhumane bindings and recast them into a sign of hope: the Mental Health Bell.

As we celebrate our 75 years of service to the community, please help us continue to give hope to the hopeless. Join our ‘fight in the open’ and become a Bell of Hope Society member! Your minimum single donation of $1,000 now or before December 31, 2023, automatically qualifies you as a Friend in our Bell of Hope Society.

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