break the silence


$2,225 raised
225 Families Served

With the support from our community and wonderful donors, we were able to RAISE $2,225. In doing so, we reached 175 families in the Big Bend area and helped them BREAK THE SILENCE. These families will receive the resources, information, connection, empowerment and hope needed to reach out
and start talking about mental health, allowing them to get the help and support they deserve.

We are beyond thankful to everyone who participated and donated to give our community more hope! Special shout out to our top donor during Break The Silence Campaign, Dana Brooks of Barret, Fasig, and Brooks.   

We certainly believe the conversation will continue, let us keep the conversation of mental health and mental health needs alive. A trained counselor is only a 2-1-1 dial away.

Families and individuals are struggling right now due to increase in mental health needs.

•2,500 + increase in calls this past year related to mental health needs in the Big Bend community alone.

60 minutes or more is how long one suicide prevention call can last.

•16% increase call volume just this past year in the Big Bend related to suicidal thoughts.
•Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America.
•Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 15 - 24.

Donations made to 2-1-1 Big Bend will:

•Provide us with the ability to ensure NO busy tone. That our trained hotline counselors are available to answer each and every call that comes through.
•Open avenues of accessibility and communication lines with our trained hotline counselor via text and online chat.

2-1-1 Big Bend has been serving the eight county Big Bend region through life crises for over 45 years.

The gracious support provided from you allows families to talk, connect, learn and get the help to better their lives. The result of your care and compassion creates life-long hope and empowerment for a stronger community.

Did you know? 2-1-1 Big Bend received the 2016 Roger Kaufman Exemplary Community Agency Award for providing needs assessment and quality of life reporting.


Every $10 dollars you donate helps a Big Bend family receive the support from one of our hotline counselors. Donate $500 and help 50 families, Donate $200 and help 20 families, Donate $100 and help 10 families. Your contribution can make a life changing difference. 

Empower your community by breaking the silence and bringing hope to individuals and families in need of mental health support.

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Fundraising goal

Goal: $25,000 in 30 days
Amount Raised: $2,225
Families Served: 225

2-1- 1 Big Bend answered my call and helped me save the life of my friend. This friend had been in a drug and alcohol-induced stupor for days and was dying. 2-1- 1 didn’t just answer, they stayed on the line with me until an ambulance and law enforcement arrived. I am forever grateful
– Community Caller

“The silence is what ends up costing us in the end. People need to speak out. The crux of the problem is that we don’t treat mental health as a human right.”
 –Melody Moezzi, author and attorney