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It is with great excitement and humility that I accept the leadership role of the Rebecca Lynn Cutler Legacy of Life Foundation and Rebecca’s Dream. In 11 years, we have come a long way up the mountain, but we’ve still got a climb ahead of us. Our mission—promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases—has never been more needed. With your continued help and support, we will continue that climb and achieve great things in the months and years ahead.
Following in the footsteps of my parents and in memory of my sister, I plan to work with our exceptional board of directors and outstanding executive director to empower Rebecca’s Dream to climb ever higher from our firm foundation to become a nationally relevant mental health organization.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.”
– Nido Qubein
Mental Health Awareness Month
During May, National Mental Health Awareness Month, Rebecca’s Dream recognizes all who live with mental health issues by raising awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disease through a social media campaign “Today I…”
Throughout the month read personal stories of hope and compassion, as well as tips and techniques to improve and support your mental health.
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July 16 @ Ravinia Festival, 3pm – 9:30 pm
Celebrating an evening of music with Rebecca’s Dream at Ravinia Festival at the Tchaikovsky Spectacular!
Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK.
‘I loved it. A brilliant fast and funny and frank look at something that absolutely needs to be talked about in this way’ Matt Haig.
Bryony Gordon has OCD.
It’s the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down.
We Are What We Think
Deerfield High School’s Health Fair hosted Dr. Jodi Chase and Dr. Michelle Epstein this past April, 2017. Students voluntarily attended three workshops to learn how ‘thoughts drive feelings and behaviors.’ Through interactive discussion, Drs. Chase and Epstein demonstrated strategies to help identify and better manage feelings of depression and anxiety.
Teens felt encouraged to hear, “mental health issues do not define who you are. With proper treatment and support a successful life is yours.”
Following the discussion many students reached out for additional support from the Deerfield High School staff.
“Thanks to Rebecca’s Dream for being a part of the Deerfield High School health fair. We truly appreciate your time and effort to provide a great experience for our students. Your work had an impact on our students.”