A LEGACY OF HOPE CAMPAIGN

In 2019, Face It will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its founding. With this milestone approaching, we have given a great deal of thought about the future of Face It and how to sustain our mission. From this, Facing Our Future: A Legacy of Hope Campaign was born.

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Goal: $500,000

Your commitment will help secure a sustainable support system for men working through the challenges of depression and anxiety.

CAMPAIGN VISION

Face It Founders: Mark & Bill

Whether leading a group, responding to a man in crisis, sharing laughs at breakfast, walking with a man into a treatment program, or simply allowing a man to shed his tears of pain, Bill and Mark are committed more than ever to the
future of Face It. Both exclaim: “We are just getting started!”

Jim and Teri Phillips

From the Campaign Chairs: Jim and Teri Philips

When a family member was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Jim and Teri Phillips found themselves searching for answers. Face It cofounder Mark Meier had exactly what they were looking for — caring, compassion, and most of all, time.

Encouragement and Hope: A Mother's Story

René Rosendahl experienced the worst tragedy a parent can endure. René’s son, Bradley, died by suicide in 2011. In her darkest hour, she didn’t know where to turn. Then she got a call from Face It Foundation cofounder Bill Dehkes, who had been Bradley’s softball teammate.

The Point of Light: A Daughter's Perspective

Clare Foley knew that her father, Dan, had a good handle on his depression when he was able to embarrass her at her track meets again.“He’s a people person, but when his depression was at its worst he became very isolated,” says Clare.

Steve Varpness

Becoming More Aware: One Man's Realization

When Steve Varpness agreed to meet with Mark Meier and Bill Dehkes in 2014, he was a bit apprehensive. After a dozen or so years of therapy and various cycles of medication, he didn’t feel like he was making any progress. How was this going to be any different?

Dr. Mac Baird, M.D.

Supporting a Peer Support Model: An Important Cause

“I’ve always talked with residents about the need to consider alternatives to medication,” Baird says. “That doesn’t mean medication can’t help. But I think there’s an overreliance on medication and an underutilization of peer support and other types of talk therapy.”