Cassie Jia-Lin Chee
August 14, 2002 – January 21, 2020
THE BIGGER VISION…
Our vision is that all young adults will receive comprehensive education about mental illness and that the stigmas will no longer be a deterrent to getting immediate and necessary mental health care. With your generous donation, Cassie’s Cause will work toward the following initiatives.
- Tackle the lack of education and the stigma associated with mental illness in our schools, colleges, and ultimately the world!
- Bring initiatives into the schools so kids have a safe place to talk about their mental health struggles.
- Provide a scholarship each year for a graduating senior of North Attleboro High School who is furthering their education around either mental health, art therapy, or Spiritual Psychology.
- Go before legislation and fight for proper government funding, and better public mental health facilities.
- Work with the insurance companies to make it easier to get the immediate and necessary help for those suffering with mental illness or are in crisis.
The need is great on so many levels…and the hope is that Cassie’s Cause will continue to grow financially in order to bring the necessary changes needed.
MY PERSONAL VISION…
In addition, Cassie was not defined by her mental illness. She was a beautiful, talented young girl, and her story needs to be told. As Cassie’s mom, my vision is to keep Cassie’s spirit alive and introduce her to the world! This will happen by doing the following.
- To start by selling handmade greeting cards showcasing Cassie’s beautiful artwork to raise money for various mental health initiatives.
- It is my hope that some day we will offer additional merchandise showcasing Cassie’s beautiful artwork.
- 100% of all proceeds either by donation, or by purchasing merchandise will go directly towards mental health initiatives.
- At the same time, I plan to use this platform to blog about Cassie, her life, my life, and how mental illness and suicide has impacted our lives…all for the sole purpose of continuing our effort in breaking the stigmas and to raise funding efforts for mental health awareness.
Kim Gale – for bringing Cassie’s artwork to life. I am forever grateful to you my dear friend.
Jocelyn Jackson – for capturing the joy Cassie had when she was with her friends – “The Fab Four”. The videos are outstanding!
Nadine El-Zeftawy – for capturing beautiful photos of Cassie over the years. In particular, the photo displayed on the Shop page.
Shaylin McDavitt – for creating such a comprehensive logo.
Jocelyn Jackson, Erin Reid, Kim Gale, and Maddie Unaka – assistance in putting the cards together.