From the Board: If You Haven’t Got Your Health…


Jeremy Shure is a member of Active Minds’ Board of Directors. He can be reached at

jeremySince losing my friend to suicide, I’ve been particularly focused on mental health and in working toward a world where people do not have to suffer in silence.

Last month there was a Facebook post that received more than a million views. I noticed because it was posted by a nonprofit that I advise and it was an order of magnitude more views than usual.

What got all the attention?

The post featured an image with a single simple statement:

“Mental Health is Just as Important as Physical Health.”

The likes and the comments came pouring in. The statement resonated because it’s something that isn’t said or recognized enough.

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