Our Mission

No Shame on U is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness. Our goal is for the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and to save lives.  

We achieve our mission through: 

  • Community outreach programs, including small group engagements and larger speaker oriented events, 
  • Daily online tools and resources,
  • Distribution of No Shame On U's fact sheets, crisis information magnets, and other resources, and
  • Educational presentations about mental health and stigma.

What We've Achieved

  • Awarded 2016-2017 JUF Breakthrough Fund Grant
  • Won 2016 Seed613 Pitch Competition
  • 2015 winner of Jewcer/SPARK Grant
  • Nearly 50,000 Facebook followers
  • Over 1,500 unique viewings of No Shame On U's educational video
  • Teen Mental Health Forum
  • Attended and distributed materials at Skokie 4th of July Parade, Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute Conference, Chicago Jewish Festival, Lincolnwood Fest, Shabbat on the Lake, and more
  • Presented at Temple Chai's Mental Health Forum
  • Featured guest at NAMI NW Suburban Speaker Meeting
  • Diller Teen Fellows Entreprenuership Presentation
  • Participated in Collaboraction Talk Back Panel after the MARS Assignment play with NAMI and Elyssa's Mission 
  • Sold-out, standing room only inaugural event in 2015 featuring Kevin Briggs, "Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge"
  • Sold-out, standing room only 2nd annual event in 2016 featuring Jessie Close
  • Presented on a panel at the University of Chicago with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Thresholds CEO Mark Ishaug, Executive Director of NAMI Chicago, Alexa James 
  • Mental Health Text Class with Elijah's Journey
  • Awarded 2016 Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation Grant
  • No Shame On U / CJE Overcoming Mental Health Stigma Educational Program
  • No Shame On U, Shalva, and Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics "New Year, New You" Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Event