About We Stand With

We are Global Citizens 

addressing caribbean children’s
emotional health 

ABOUT WE STAND

We are global citizens

addressing caribbean children emotional health

We Believe every child deserves emotional support

to live with hope not in despair

OUR VISION

Identify and remove barriers to mental health support in Caribbean communities so children and adolescents can access emotional support without the stigma.
 

We Believe every child deserve emotional support

to live with hope
not in despair

OUR VISION

Identify and remove barriers to mental health support in Caribbean communities so children and adolescents can access emotional support without the stigma.

 
 
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OUR MISSION

Collaborate with community leaders, grassroots organizations, families, children and teens to mobilize community involvement to shatter mental health stigma, while raising awareness around the deleterious effects of untreated emotional disturbances on children, their families and communities. 

OUR MISSION

 Collaborate with community leaders, grassroots organizations, families, children and teens to mobilize community involvement to shatter mental health stigma, while raising awareness around the deleterious effects of untreated emotional disturbances on children, their families and communities. 

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OUR COMMITMENT

The urgent mental health crisis plaguing our teens between ages 14 to 17 serves as the catalyst in identifying and removing the barriers to mental health support. We harness our drive and passion to fuel our desire to be change agents in de-stigmatizing affective disorders so Caribbean children can access care without the shame and stigma.   We passionately apply our knowledge of the devastating effects of untreated mental health disorders by designing and implementing community-based programs aimed at improving the quality of children’s lives.
 

OUR COMMITMENT

The urgent mental health crisis plaguing our teens between ages 14 to 17 serves as the catalyst in identifying and removing the barriers to mental health support. We harness our drive and passion to fuel our desire to be change agents in de-stigmatizing affective disorders so Caribbean children can access care without the shame and stigma.   We passionately apply our knowledge of the devastating effects of untreated mental health disorders by designing and implementing community-based programs aimed at improving the quality of children’s lives.

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OUR STORY

We Stand With Inc., is the by-product of its founder’s desire to provide emotional support to Caribbean children after Hurricane Irma bulldozed parts of the region, leaving lives in ruins. Immediately after the hurricane ravaged the region she began helping friends and families locate loved ones. Once families were safely evacuated, she garnered monetary aid to provide financial support to displaced families and assisted with the re-entry process. She observed the lack of emotional support available to the families; especially to children and this realization served as the catalyst to establish an ongoing effort to address the emotional needs of children and teens. 

OUR STORY

We Stand With Inc., is the by-product of its founder’s desire to provide emotional support to Caribbean children after Hurricane Irma bulldozed parts of the region, leaving lives in ruins. Immediately after the hurricane ravaged the region she began helping friends and families locate loved ones. Once families were safely evacuated, she garnered monetary aid to provide financial support to displaced families and assisted with the re-entry process. She observed the lack of emotional support available to the families; especially to children and this realization served as the catalyst to establish an ongoing effort to address the emotional needs of children and teens. 

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WHO WE ARE

We are mental health professionals – social workers, clinicians, psychiatrists and advocates, among other community members serving in various capacities in our communities – who have joined forces to shatter mental health stigma in Caribbean communities. We educate community members around the deleterious effects of untreated childhood affective disorders through training, volunteering and advocacy, working tirelessly to ensure our children and teens receive much needed emotional support because they deserve to live a life filled with hope, not despair.

OUR PARTNERS

We are mental health professionals – social workers, clinicians, psychiatrists, advocates, among other community members – serving in various capacities in our communities who have  joined forces to shatter mental heath stigma in Caribbean communities. We educate community members around the deleterious effects of untreated childhood affective disorders through training, volunteering, and advocacy working tirelessly to ensure our children and teens receive much needed emotional support because they deserve to live a life filled with “hope”; “not despair.” 

 
 
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OUR FOUNDER

As a Caribbean woman, Marsha carries a powerful personal commitment to ensure that effective clinical services are created and are more readily available within Caribbean communities. In her current role as a family therapist, she serves a diverse population of clients with mental health diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, and schizoaffective disorders. She is a licensed mental health professional who holds a master’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in social work and is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. She holds certification in “Adverse Childhood Experience and the Neurobiology of Trauma”, which focuses on the effects of trauma on the psychic structure in early development. Marsha’s current doctoral work focuses on community-based mental health and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.

OUR FOUNDER

As a Caribbean woman, Marsha carries a powerful personal commitment to ensure that effective clinical services are created and are more readily available within Caribbean communities. In her current role as a family therapist, she serves a diverse population of clients with mental health diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, and schizoaffective disorders. She is a licensed mental health professional who holds a master’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in social work and is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. She holds certification in “Adverse Childhood Experience and the Neurobiology of Trauma”, which focuses on the effects of trauma on the psychic structure in early development. Marsha’s current doctoral work focuses on community-based mental health and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.

 

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What we do
  • We Provide Consultation

    We Provide Consultation

    By working to improve community mental health because we believe no one should suffer in silence; especially children.
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  • We address Mental Health Needs

    We address Mental Health Needs

    By educating community members about affective disorders, with focus on the importance of seeking emotional support for children, adolescents, and youths. 
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  • We Provide Training

    We Provide Training

    That empowers community members to serve as advocates and change agents in improving children, adolescent, and youths’ emotional health.

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What we do
  • We Address Mental Health Needs

    We Address Mental Health Needs

    By providing education about affective disorders, while focusing on the importance of seeking emotional support for our children.
      → LEARN MORE
  • We Provide Consultation

    We Provide Consultation

    That aim to improve community mental health because we believe no one should suffer in silence; especially children.
       → LEARN MORE
  • We Provide Training

    We Provide Training

    That empowers community members  to serve as advocates and change agents in improving children, adolescent, and youths emotional health.
    → LEARN MORE