The Jordan Porco Foundation: Mike Sweetney retired NBA player.
Listen below as retired NBA player Mike Sweetney discusses his involvement with the Jordan Porco Foundation. He explains the adversity he's faced in his own life and how he's dealt with his own mental health struggles. Mike will be the keynote speaker at this year's Jordan's Journey Gala.
"Mike's mission is to use his NBA platform to educate and advocate for Mental Health by bringing awareness and helping as many people as he can. He hopes to change the stigma of mental health."
He's also joined by founder of the Jordan Porco Foundation, Marisa Porco, to talk about the importance of mental health advocacy and suicide awareness.
"Jordan’s Journey benefits the suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation-Fresh Check Day, Nine out of Ten, and 4 What’s Next. These programs are creating a message of hope for young adults in Connecticut and across the country. Just since our founding in 2011, the rate of suicides across the lifespan has increased by nearly 8%. Your support allows the Jordan Porco Foundation to keep countering the rise in the suicide rate by continuing to meet young adults where they are, adapting and growing our programs. Your support saves lives."
-Jordan Porco Foundation
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