Dedicated to Saving Lives Inc is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of underprivileged communities through mental health resources and education in Baltimore City Schools. It is widely known that one’s mental health affects all areas of one’s life, and one cannot function normally in society while avoiding mental health challenges; that is why in recent days, issues related to mental health have begun to garner great concern.
Dedicated to Saving Lives Inc was founded by Melody McDaniels after an empowering conversation with her therapist, Carla, in 2021. It was a moment of sharing parental concerns with her therapist regarding the environment of her daughter’s previous school. It was a disheartening thing to witness how many children were being affected by their parent, guardian, or relative’s unhealthy mental health. Her concern was shared with the school, which was too afraid to provide intervention. Melody noticed that her own child’s mental health was being negatively impacted by the students in her class while in school. Since then, the passion to look into youth’s mental health has been burning. This was the beginning of the vision.
Mental health includes almost every dimension of one’s life, affecting one’s emotional, social, and psychological well-being, feelings, thinking, and actions. It is impossible to overlook mental health because it is crucial at every stage of life, from childhood through adolescence and adulthood. Over the years, mental health has been a considerable concern to everyone as it largely determines the quality of life one leads. More concern is the mental health of the youth in our current day because they are the future and hope of our great nation. Dedicated to Saving Lives Inc. is helping children overcome these issues daily.