Dear Members of the ORI Community,
Please join us in our Cause “Support Mental Health Education”! As we see it, widespread Mental Health Education will reduce and prevent mental illness, and will help all of us to understand the people who suffer from the mental health conditions. Our Facebook Cause “Support Mental Health Education” was supported by thousands of mental health practitioners and patients at the time this campaign was created. Unfortunately, since then, Facebook eliminated the “Causes” on their platform, but we at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis are continuing this quest for understanding and preventing mental illness, as well as training practitioners who treat it.
Mental Health Education is the most unsupported and underfunded sphere of human health education throughout primary K‑12 and higher education curriculums. The Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis has provided and promotes education for mental health professionals and the general public for three decades now. We offer unique and affordable training in Object Relations psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to mental health practitioners of various fields of knowledge: psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, physicians, and others. In 2011, we also created the Jeffrey Seinfeld Scholarship Fund, so that more early career mental health professionals could afford psychoanalytic education and professional development. Please donate to the fund HERE:
Why to Support Mental Health Education: Positions
- People with mental illness are alienated, stigmatized, or misunderstood by others.
- Mental health is not a part of the Health Education curriculum in K‑12 and general colleges.
- Mental health education will offer better awareness about and solutions to childhood stresses, vicarious psychotraumas, domestic violence and unhealthy relationships.
Why to Donate?
In today’s culture of evidence-based practice, we rely heavily on basic research, and as per recent scientific claims, it is more rewarding to give than to receive (O’Brien & Kassirer, 2019). “If you want to sustain happiness over time, past research tells us that we need to take a break from what we’re currently consuming and experience something new. Our research reveals that this kind of thing may matter more than assumed: Repeated giving, even in identical ways to identical others, may continue to feel relatively fresh and relatively pleasurable the more that we do it,” O’Brien and Kassirer explain. Another reason we don’t get used too quickly to happiness from giving is because of the societal benefits that come with it. Giving enhances our “prosocial reputation” and strengthens our sense of connection and belonging to the community.
Please, support our Cause and recruit your friends and colleagues who care about the education of all mental health professionals, as well as psychoeducation for ALL!
If you choose to support our Cause financially, your donations will go to the OBJECT RELATIONS INSTITUTE TRAINING FOUNDATION, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. You can choose what the funds you’ve contributed would be spent on, as well as request a report about who exactly benefitted from your tax-deductible contribution. Any contribution to this Cause will be greatly appreciated. Your contribution of
- $50 will support one student to attend any full-day workshop,
- $65 will support one student to attend the Annual Conference,
- $85 will support one mental health practitioner for a full-day workshop,
- $120 will support one mental health practitioner to attend the Annual Conference (next one is on February 26th, 2011),
- $450 will support one person who is interested in attending one 10-week training course/seminar,
- $1000 will offer you a status of a Patron of our Cause;
- $2500 – status of a Benefactor of our Cause; and
- $5000 and above – status of a Visionary for our Cause.
You also can contribute by volunteering at our events, supporting your friends, family, colleagues in their wish to receive training, or by donating the items for the Silent Auction of our Cause (e.g., donating your professional services, timeshare weeks, books, paintings, and other artifacts, which will be sold at the Silent Auction, after which you would receive a tax-deductible receipt for the amount of sale).
Join ORI in the joy of giving, and help us make a difference!
Wishing you peace, well-being, and prosperity!
Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, MBA,
ORI Administrator, Programs Director, & Community Relations Coordinator
O’Brien, E., & Kassirer, S. (2019). People Are Slow to Adapt to the Warm Glow of Giving.
Psychological Science, 30(2), 193–204.