When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. And when people are in the first stage of those diseases, and have a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms. This is what we should be doing when people have serious mental illnesses, too. When they first begin to experience symptoms such as loss of sleep, feeling tired for no reason, feeling low, feeling anxious, or hearing voices, we should act.
B4Stage 4 is an educational & awareness campaign that speaks to the soul of our organization, our community, those struggling or who will struggle with mental health or substance use problems. Early intervention is key to preventing the high physical, emotional and financial toll of delayed treatment.