CHARLOTTE – A local organization’s mission is to campaign for mental health awareness in our community.
Panthers security Juston Burris has partnered with Dream the Impossible to bring attention to the cause.
Dream the Impossible, founded in 2018, is dedicated to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities.
They use speaking engagements, community events and youth development to accomplish this mission.
Each year, the NFL gives its players the opportunity to draw attention to a cause they are passionate about through a program called “My Cause, My Crampons”.
This year, Burris chose mental health.
On Sunday, Burris and ‘Dream the Impossible’ hosted a workshop with 20 student-athletes to have open conversations about mental health. They also gave them tools that they could use to help others.
“Even if they don’t suffer or go through anything, there will always be a time when their friends might experience something. Or their teammates may be going through something, know how to recognize it, and be there. And recommend them to go get help or talk or talk to someone, ”said Dream the Impossible president Doug Middleton.
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