The National Shattering Silence Coalition is mourning for the passing of our founder and championing leader, Jeanne Gore. In the wake of her sudden death, we reflect on her life with grace, compassion, grit, and determination. She carried the torch to light the way for those struggling with and affected by Serious Brain Disorders (SBDs), fighting to amplify their voices and their loved ones’ voices. Her undeterred attitude to foster community and band together with all of us touched by these illnesses reached far and deep. We are extremely saddened by her absence and wish to honor her legacy. There is still much work to do in terms of “moving the needle” to get the results we’ve intended from the organization’s inception. As we look forward to facing the realities of our country’s state of care and attitude toward SBDs, we ought to remind ourselves of Jeanne’s continuing anthem: the more voices we raise, the more awareness we grow, the more changes we inspire, the more lives saved. At this time, we reflect on the amazing testimony Jeanne has had as a mother, and friend to us, and celebrate a life that was lived bravely and generously.
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please contribute to the National Shattering Silence Coalition - Open Collective.
We are the voices of 22M people living with and dying far too young from serious brain disorders, commonly referred to as serious mental illnesses.
Since October 2017, the National Shattering Silence Coalition has been speaking out and inspiring change for over 8 million children (1 in 10) and 14.2 million adults (1 in 20) with serious brain disorders.
Our nonpartisan alliance of family members, individuals suffering from serious brain disorders (SBDs), professionals in the trenches, and caring people, all united to ensure brain illness, health, and criminal justice systems count those with SBDs, and their families in all federal, state, and local policy reforms.