BCC Evolution is a collaborative effort to create a movement that is ever evolving. BCC stand for "Because Carrie Cared". BCC also reflects on the theory behind Blind Carbon Copy emails, a persons name is on the "bcc" line and they don't know who else's name is there. It is hidden and that is how we think about Mental Health conditions, they are there, but you may not know they are there. Our goal is to figure out how to get the hidden names listed on the "bcc" line to the "to" line to open the conversation and bring light to each person as an individual to show that they are not alone. You can't always see a mental health condition or know how to address it until it's too late and we lose a life to the act of suicide.
Almost everyone in the world has been touched by suicide, mental illness or the loss of someone close to them. According to the CDC: 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness in a given year and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-34. However 5 in 5 of us have mental health.
It's time to break the silence and stigma of mental health and bring light to the epidemic of suicide. This page is designed for our community of people that have been left behind, have attempted or need resources to help their loved ones. Also a place to see the faces, names and stories of those that are ready to speak up and honor the lives of those lost or honor themselves for the journey they have survived.
BCC Evolution is a movement...
A place for survivors
A place for warriors
A place for those left behind
You're not alone!!!
Mental Health is the epidemic, suicide is the action that occurs from a mental condition, including but not limited to, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse, which are all risk factors. Or past traumatic experiences like child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, loss of a family member or any type of trauma throughout life can also be a huge factor. And we know there is not enough Mental Health facilities or providers to support the amount of people in need or suffering from a mental health condition. This lack of resources is causing people to attempt or complete the act of suicide due to feelings of being alone or not having another option. Our future and our past are dying by their own hands and the stigma and silence that surrounds mental health needs to be eliminated.
BCC offers multiple levels of education classes and master educator classes. Education saves lives. The more people know and understand, the better they can help those in need. We offer several programs and resources including, our Who Is???...page to share their story. Subscription boxes and care packages to boost endorphins and make an impact. NLP Scholarship fund to support those that need NLP coaching in partnership with Mobile Lighthouse. We also host events to continue the conversation in a safe place like our annual International MHSA Film Festival, Annual Gala and coming soon a concert series. Lastly providing multiple opportunities to volunteer which has been shown to create a state of euphoria and releases the feel-good hormones like serotonin, oxytocin, endorphins, and dopamine, which is your happy juice. Volunteering is proven to reduce stress and increase feelings of self-worth and pride which in turn can help your mental state. We focus more on the Mental Health aspect which ultimately contributes to the prevention of suicide.
Opening our hearts, minds and mouths will help start to break down the walls of this stigma.
It is okay to not be okay!!