Stigma is one of the biggest problems for people with mood disorders. Stigma keeps people from talking to their doctors about their symptoms, it keeps people from being properly diagnosed, and it keeps people from treatment.
REAL Justice seeks real justice for youth of color in our region, who are disproportionately represented at every step of our justice system. Our investment is our way of helping to bring real justice to them.
It is exciting to see more and more schools and organizations vested in restorative justice techniques and practices. There are so many trauma-informed situations, environmental, and societal issues that restrain Chicago youth from reaching their potential.