Who We Are

THUMBS UP was founded in 2014 by several community members in honor of two great men, Bob Schmit and Chuck Dahlheimer, who like many others took their lives after living in silence from a mental illness.

THUMBS UP MISSION

We value LIFE and we ASPIRE to help others in our community by TALKING about MENTAL HEALTH.

THUMBS UP VISION

THUMBS UP is all about EMBRACING those who are struggling and breaking the stigma around mental health.

CONNECTING, SUPPORTING and ENCOURAGING one another to talk about their feelings and challenges and to “KEEP MOVING FORWARD”.

We are dedicated to EDUCATING and TEACHING about mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, what you can to do help others who struggle and community awareness initiatives.

Let’s UNITE to help others to KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

“We value LIFE and we ASPIRE to help others in our COMMUNITY by talking about MENTAL HEALTH.”

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

THIS IS HOW WE’LL ACHIEVE OUR MISSION

  • Kickstart important conversations via our THUMBS UP apparel.
  • Encourage social connectedness via our community outreach events.
  • Drive awareness via carefully selected relationships with individuals and organizations.
  • Bring the brightest minds together to inform, educate & teach coping skills for those who struggle with a mental illness.

MISSION

Promote

Help promote wellness and positive living for people through awareness and early education programs.

Encourage

Encourage people to be open, engage in conversation, and be vulnerable.

Connect

Connect people to support services in the area.

Create

Create a movement with a brand that makes mental health relatable and that people can build a relationship with.

HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE THUMBS UP MOVEMENT?

By purchasing apparel, you can help break the stigma and start the conversation.

Join a planning committee, volunteer or join our board!

Alternatively, by making a donation to THUMBS UP you are helping us support our mission and vision. Make a fully tax-deductible donation right now by clicking the button below.

Board of Directors

Jody Kreuser

Board Treasurer / Co-Founder

763.498.1453
TUH5Ktreasurer@gmail.com

Board Members

Allie Schmidt

Amy Walz

Moriah Prange

Richard Bartos

Scott Ramsdell

Staff

Katie Shatusky

Executive Director / Co-Founder

763.772.5912
info@thumbsupformentalhealth.org

Melissa Bowers

Administrative Assistant

melissa@thumbsupformentalhealth.org

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