OUR IMPACT

 

Founded in 2013 by Sashe Omogiate, Imani Within Foundation Inc a 501 c (3) is a non-profit organization that provides outreach programs and workshops that facilitate mental and emotional healing and wellness. Imani Within strives to facilitate the process of healthy self-acceptance and good life coping skills by delivering preventative and early intervention lessons and techniques that help maintain positive mental health for youths.

 

In 2016, Imani Within Foundation received a 501 c(3) status. Imani Within Foundation core value foster faith. At times, we all need an extra measure of guidance and support. And no matter how dire your circumstances may be, Imani Within Foundation is here  to partner with you all the way and in every way through support, compassion and results- driven action. Let us help you reach the joy of "Imani within".

Imani Within begins and ends with “faith”(in the East African Language Swahili the word "Imani" means "faith".) "Our concept is to have faith in one's self and  love yourself so that you can live a fearless life and be all that you were called to be.

OUR PROGRAMS

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP

Our mindfulness workshop is for adolescents between the ages of 12-18 attending the Atlanta Public Schools with the aim of improving  social, emotional and academics outcomes for all students. 

Our mindfulness workshop comprises of 3 segments: 
  • Self-Talk

  • Brainy Mac Activity

  • Web of Truth Activity

Self-Talk

The Self-Talk activity focuses on changing negative, toxic and limiting self-talk that we constantly speak and mindfully replacing them with positive self-talk. Then we create an affirmation “I am”  accompanied with positive statements that we want to manifest. 

Brainy Mac Activity

The Brainy Macs activity utilizes flashcards to define aspects of the brain and mind and participants get 10 minutes to read articles that pertain to each and will get to group the cards according to the one that goes to the brain or the mind. The instructor will then give a break down of the differences.We want to replace that fear with faith that eludes positivity and love in order to diminish negative aspirations.  

Web of Truth Activity

Web of Truths is an activity that focuses on internal self- dialogue and getting rid of falsely held beliefs. This activity also forces participants to come face-to-face with their own truths and to realize that they are not alone. This activity will result in an increased connectivity with self and being comfortable with being vulnerable and transparent with others. 

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

 

 

Our signature event “Let Your Light Shine Outdoor Festival for Depression & Suicide Awareness  is an outdoor festival that takes place in May for Mental Health Awareness Month.This joy-filled experience strives to strengthen the community awareness of Depression and Suicide in order to bridge the gap between different cultures and backgrounds to build unity, healing and empowerment. We often hear that traditional medicine is fast to pursue the use of antipsychotic drugs as a first tier treatment for mental illness. However, Imani Within encourages non-traditional interventions that include creative therapy such as art, drama and music. This will lead to people feeling comfortable in seeking diagnosis and treatment to reduce the stigma and shame that can be associated with mental illness. The festivities are free to the general public and will feature special speakers. There will be a variety of performances from community participants in R&B, Poetry, Rap, Hip Hop, and Dance. Food and activities will be available for free as well as games and activities for the kids.

WANT US TO HOST IN YOUR CITY?

  • Self-Talk

  • Brainy Mac Activity

  • Web of Truth Activity

ACCORDING TO THE CDC AND GA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

2.3

MILLION

INDIVIDUALS LIVE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA    

26

CHILDREN

UNDER THE AGE OF 18 HAVE COMMITTED  SUICIDE SO FAR IN 2018

TEEN DEPRESSION IS ON THE RISE WITH UNTREATED DEPRESSION BEING IDENTIFIED AS THE LEADING CCAUSE OF SUICIDE.

20

OF TEENS WILL EXPERIENCE DEPRESSION BEFORE THEY REACH ADULTHOOD.

THE SUICIDE RATE AMONG 15-19 YEAR OLD GIRLS HAS DRASTICALLY INCREASED BETWEEN 2007 AND 2015, REACHING A 40 YEAR HIGH.

10%

15%

OF TEENAGERS HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AT ONE POINT IN TIME.

BETWEEN

 

HERE ARE THE STATISTICS IN THE U.S.

2.4 million adults in U.S live with schizophrenia

6.1 million adults in U.S live with bipolar disorder.

42 million adults in U.S live with anxiety disorder. 

41%

OF ADULTS WITH A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION RECEIVED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE PAST YEAR.

62.9%

OF ADULTS WITH A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS CONDITION RECEIVED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE PAST YEAR.

50.6%

OF CHILDREN WITH A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION AGED 8-15 RECEIVED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. 

AWARENESS MONTHS

MAY

JULY

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

Mental Health Month 

May 1-7 Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 

Sept. 10 World Suicide Prevention Day. 

October 1-7 Mental Illness Awareness Week 

CUSTOMER SERVICE 515-599-8070

P.O BOX 551023  ATLANTA, GA 30355
 

INFO@IMANIWITHINFOUNDATION.ORG

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