Metta Association was founded by George Brooks, originally of Memphis, Tennessee, who was inspired to do the great work of philanthropy by instituting a non-profit agency emphasizing mental health wellness as he transitioned to the Dallas, Texas Metropolitan area. Metta Association is a grassroots organization and our bottom line is FundaMental Health - the psychological well-being of the communities we serve.
Metta Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that went into commission just at the start of the year 2020. Although we are relatively new, our efforts towards the advancement of marginalized communities have always been our priority and our growth relies greatly on endowments and the support of those understanding of the necessity of our services.
1 in 5 Americans will experience mental health issues in a given year and 1 in 4 adults living with mental illness will struggle with substance abuse. Mental illness and mental health disabilities are very common yet highly stigmatized. Well, Metta Association vows to fight for humanity and we believe that decriminalizing mental illness through advocacy, education, awareness, and compassion will prevail. Our commitments to individuals, families, and communities impacted by mental illness precipitated our launch of "Bridge the G. A. P. (Generating. Accurate. Perceptions):" our newsletter and ongoing project that we couldn't be more excited to put into action. Stay tuned!!!! We hope that our readers and participants in Bridge the G. A. P. will be just as excited about this new project. The FundaMental Health of our society truly is our bottom line.