When Douglas Chamberlain of Appleton Partners, Inc. heard John Trautwein speak at our gala last year, he was moved to gift John’s community with a MindKare Kiosk, a staple of Screening for Mental Health’s burgeoning behavioral health technology initiative. John and his wife Susie’s son Will died by suicide when he was just a freshman in high school. After their loss, John and Susie established The Will to Live Foundation, dedicated to preventing teen suicide by improving the lives and the ‘will to live’ of teenagers everywhere through mental health education.
As a result of Douglas Chamberlain and Appleton Partners, Inc.’s donation, Summit Counseling Center was chosen as the location for the MindKare kiosk. The unveiling took place in North Fulton county, GA on October 27, 2016. The kiosk will be available at events sponsored by the Summit Counseling Center and is also accessible to other organizations within the community to help raise awareness and remove the stigma surrounding mental health.