Opening Minds

    We are a private grantmaking foundation that uses its resources to improve the quality, scope, and delivery of mental health services in Michigan


    We partner with organizations that deliver mental health care and services to develop, evaluate and implement best practice treatment programs


    We collaborate with other funders to leverage mental health resources into our community


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Opening Minds

Opening Minds Website

Opening Minds, Ending Stigma is a statewide campaign partnership between the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to raise awareness about mental illness, which is impacting young people in record numbers. To learn more about the campaign, click on the Opening Minds logo at the top of our website or go directly to  ...

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Mental Illness Series

The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation partnered with Metro Parent to create a year-long series of articles promoting mental illness awareness and understanding.  We invite you...

2015 Annual Report

The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation is pleased to present our 2015 Annual Report as a summary of our grantmaking activity and a highlight of our...

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Opening Minds – Early Intervention is Key

DETROIT – One in five young people between the ages of 14 to 24 will experience mental illness. Left untreated, it can cause bigger problems later on.

With May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have teamed up to change the conversation with young people about mental illness as they launch the “Opening Minds Ending Stigma” statewide campaign.

The 30-minute film features inspiring and candid stories of young Michigan residents and families impacted by mental illness, illuminates the challenges presented by mental disorders, the stigma that often delays effective treatment, and that recovery is possible. Leading Michigan-based experts in pediatric care, educators, parent/child relationships and peer support programs also appear to bring greater understanding of the importance of early intervention.