As politicos unleashed their inner hedonists on Alantic City at the annual League of Municipalities amid alcohol-fueled murmurs of gladiatorial gubernatorial games, former Gov. Dick Codey and his wife quietly kicked off The Codey Fund for Mental Health public campaign.
Codey and the former first lady made the announcement at the Statehouse.
The Codey Fund for Mental Health supports organizations and programs that focus on advancing mental health programs for at-risk youth, mothers with post-partum depression, the homeless and patients in state psychiatric hospitals. The Fund’s mission is to ensure that compassionate, quality mental healthcare is accessible to everyone, the Codeys said.
There’s a history here.
Mary Jo Codey helped launch “Recognizing Post Partum Depression: Speak Up When You’re Down,” which brought greater awareness and education to women, families and healthcare professionals about post partum depression.
“With the compassionate help of others, I was able to overcome the devastating effects of clinical depression,” she said. “No one should let the stigma of mental illness stand in the way of getting treatment that can change their life.”
“The time has come to stand up, speak out and get help,” said the former governor, who also serves as the state senator from the 27th District.