Terri Lee Bolles has suffered with mental illness since she was a teenager. Until recently she didn’t fully understand the mental illness she had and how it was affecting her. Bolles suffers from OCD with Anxiety, Depression and ADHD. Regular medication and therapy help her now.
Bolles has a true passion in helping others. She has started a non-profit aimed at bridging the gap for mental health support by helping others with their out of pocket costs for mental health and substance abuse treatments and maintenance. Project Mental Health Freedom (PMHF) was formed in Fort Collins this year.
“There are so many people who cannot afford the mental health support and treatments they so desperately need and deserve,” said Bolles. “We are advocates of mental health illness, empowering others to stand up and speak up. Mental health matters and we should not be ashamed.”
PMHF will have its kick off fundraiser at Maxline Brewing on Sunday December 9th. The fundraiser will feature a Dog Ugly Sweater contest and will include food, speakers, a band, silent auction and beer.
“We need support from our community. We want to let everyone know how passionate we are towards the advocacy of mental health. It affects us all in one way or another,” said Bolles.
More information about PMHF is at: https://www.projectmentalhealthfreedom.org/