THE THUMBS UP MOVEMENT
THUMBS UP was founded in 2014 by Katie Shatusky, Jessica Hackenmueller and Jody Kreuser in honor of two great men, Robert “Bob” Schmit and Charles “Chuck” Dahlheimer, who like many others took their lives after living in silence from a mental illness. 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.
“We value LIFE and we ASPIRE to help others in our COMMUNITY by talking about MENTAL HEALTH.”
- Help promote wellness and positive living for people through awareness and early education programs.
- Encourage people to be open, engage in conversation, and be vulnerable.
- Connect people to support services in the area.
- Create a movement with a brand that makes mental health relatable and that people can build a relationship with.
THIS IS HOW WE’LL ACHIEVE OUR MISSION
Kickstart important conversations via our THUMBS UP apparel. Encourage social connectedness via our community fundraising 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.