Our Background


Dream the Impossible was started to fix the lack of awareness surrounding Mental Health in the African American community. We know that a person’s mental health can be affected by many conditions and situations. Our job as an organization is to help find a bridge between that person’s current life and the resources they need to live a life they can be proud of. Our Founder’s best friend AJ Morrison, suffered from severe depression for almost five years. Through many years of support, enough progress was not made to keep AJ alive. We as an organization feel that AJ died for a bigger purpose and that is to make people more aware of mental health and help them learn how to live an impactful no matter what hurdles life puts in front of you.


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OUR MISSION


The rate of death by suicide in the United States has increased by 24% in the past 15 years. "In 2008, suicide was the fourth leading cause of injury death in North Carolina and was among the top five leading causes of injury death for North Carolinians aged 10 years and older.” - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

In 2012, over 400,000 Black North Carolina residents died by suicide. Dream the Impossible, Inc. is a nonprofit, mental health awareness organization that was formed to reverse the rates of death by suicide, especially in the Black community. Through speaking engagements, youth development, and service activities, DTI will rescind the stigma of mental health and promote healthy and positive practices.



FOCUS GROUP


The individuals that we serve include anyone who is suffering from or living with some type of Mental Illness. Young adolescents who come from underserved populations and underserved communities are also included. We would like to be able to help those individuals understand the conditions they are facing and help them to live a prosperous life through whatever adversity they encounter. We will have a big focus on the African-American community to make sure that mental health is acknowledged and treated the same as physical health.