@WitsEnd Needs Your Help
By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant
This winter I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful and innovative new organization. @WitsEnd was founded by Tricia Slavik who has first hand knowledge of the stresses and frustrations faced by parents of children with special needs.
@WitsEnd is still in the startup phase. The organization’s long-term goal is to create a comprehensive website that will provide information and support to parents. Services will include information on service providers (doctors, therapist, etc.), a place for parents to connect with other parents, a list of services available through schools districts and other institutions, and much more.
When I explain to people my vision for @Wit’s End, I get two reactions. Mental illness professionals can not believe something like it doesn’t already exist. When I tell parents who have kids like mine, their eyes widen with the look of hope – and then they plead with me, “Start it soon Tricia! We need it now!”
That’s when I know I am doing the right thing, although frequently I feel a little bit over my head.
@Wit’s End will be a first of its kind resource for parents (or anyone) whose child suffers from a mental illness. – Tricia Slavik (Source)
You can help @WitsEnd grow by voting for them for the Child Mind Institute’s Change Maker Awards. Nominations are open now and will close on March 30th.