We exist for compassionate healing.
Every person is created to flourish. But the burdens of violence and injustice fall heavily on the shoulders of those born into poverty.
Experts estimate that as many as 2 in 5 people in low-resource contexts experience mental illness at any given time. Meanwhile, these communities are often overlooked when it comes to mental health education, services, and training.
This mental health treatment gap further perpetuates the challenges that already exist. The bi-directional vicious cycle between poverty and mental illness is an invisible prison that keeps people vulnerable.
Community leaders bear the brunt of the mental health burden.
As they serve communities affected by poverty, leaders of local human service organizations encounter overwhelming volumes of mental health need. Brio exists to accompany these leaders in the development of effective, sustainable models of mental health care that are accessible to the populations they serve, ultimately closing the treatment gap.