Support our cause

Hello ARB Army

Today we’ve started a campaign to help raise money to get our 501c(3) completed.

This will ensure that our foundation will become tax-exempt and officially a non-profit entity. The goal for this campaign is to reach $700 dollars.

Once completed, those funds would cover our 501c (3) and IRS application fees. With that being said, we here at the ARB Foundation would appreciate if you, the ARB army member, could help us hit our goal of $700 dollars by donating to our You-caring fundraiser account. Any type of donation will help so we can officially become a fully functioning nonprofit organization.

We appreciate every single one of you individuals, so please donate and share this post. Once again, thank you all so much for your love and support

https://www.youcaring.com/arbfoundation-962122

Anthony Thomas

Founder of The ARB FOUNDATION

Re-design ARB shirt

(ARB Army tee’s) are-designed ($20.00)

These shirts represents so much, and Ali’s memory is one.


The ARB Foundation
is proud to be apart of the solution for these issues that people around the world struggle with everyday. We are honored that we can create dialogue that helps to educate and raise awareness of these issues that plague Americans and people across the globe the deal with these everyday struggles.

 


(Your Story Isn’t Over Yet tee’s) ($21.99)

Re-designed Your story isn’t over tee’s, we have them in all sizes. They are available right on teespring.com 25% of the proceeds will go forward Anxiety and depression Association of America. So is your support our cause, and you support Ali then this shirt is for you.

https://teespring.com/new-your-story-isn-t-over-yet?pr=ARBarmy1


These are our inspirational shirts.
The ARB Foundation is all about spreading awareness through positivity while uplifting those in need to help them become their greatest version! Your depression and your anxiety doesn’t determine who you are.

(Houston is strong tee’s) ($21.99)

With this campaign we are looking to give back to the communities of Houston Tx, after suffering so much with  hurricane Harvey.  50% of the proceeds from the sells of these shirts are going to go to the hurricane Harvey disaster relief fund! To help those affected by hurricane Harvey to get back on their feet

https://teespring.com/shop/new-houston-is-strong?aid=marketplace&tsmac=marketplace&tsmic=campaign


With these shirts
we want you to look at us as your source of positivity and hope when you feel like you have none. The ARB Foundation will always be here for you. 

The Dual Diagnosis

From: dualdiagnosis.org

Everyone has bad days. Whether it’s because of problems at home, at work or in our relationships, we all experience down periods in our lives. For most people, the down periods come and go in a reasonable, ordinary fashion and can be remedied by things that make us happy. But for those who suffer from depression, the emotional low periods don’t go away so easily. Clinical depression is a serious mental disability with severe consequences for the individual and his or her loved ones. 
Depression affects millions of people – keeping them from living normal, happy lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 10 percent of Americans suffer from this psychiatric disorder. The following groups have the highest risk of depression, according to data compiled by the CDC:
Substance abuse is common among people who are battling a depressive disorder. Because alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, the use of this drug tends to trigger depression symptoms like lethargy, sadness and hopelessness. However, many depressed individuals reach for drugs or alcohol as a way to lift their spirits or to numb painful thoughts. As a result, depression and substance abuse feed into each other, and one condition will often make the other worse

When an individual has both depression and an addiction, it is called a Dual Diagnosis. A Dual Diagnosis can be made up of any combination of a mental disorder (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder) and addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling). Dual Diagnoses that include depressive disorders are among the most common forms of the problem; in fact, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reports that one in three adults who struggle with alcohol or drug abuse also suffers from depression
Depression is all too often a gateway into drug and alcohol use. It’s easy to see why. Those who experience feelings of depressions take alcohol and drugs in order to escape their negative emotions. But those who are clinically depressed are going to stay depressed if they do not seek treatment. And if these individuals are using drugs and alcohol on a regular basis, chances are their usage will soon turn into full-blown addiction as they continue in a vain attempt to self-medicate.
For some individuals who have depression and a substance use disorder, giving up drugs or alcohol can actually make depression worse. If you’ve been using alcohol for years to bury your depressive symptoms, you may find that your depression rises to the surface in sobriety. That’s why it’s so important to receive integrated treatment for both depression and substance abuse at the same time.

Without treating the depression that drives your addiction, or vice versa, you’re likely to go back to your addictive behaviors or to experience a return of your depressive symptoms as soon as you finish rehabilitation. In many cases, people who have depression and substance abuse drop out of conventional rehab programs because sobriety is too much to handle without the right level of therapeutic support.

If you or anyone you know is battling with depression and Substance Abuse please visit: 

www.dualdiagnosis.org or call 866-750-3936

All calls are Confidential

While The ARB Foundation believes in the power and efficacy of treatment, you are responsible for interviewing and selecting the provider or treatment. As The ARB Foundation does not provide treatment services, We cannot accept responsibility for any of the services provided by these or any other providers. 

If you have any questions please email us at: AliReneeBrownFoundation@gmail.com


Join us as we “Rise up Against Addiction” 5k walk/run sponsored by ShatterProof,  stronger than  addiction.

If your interested in joining us please click here to register.

Please go here and register to volunteer. In the comments box please state that you will be volunteering as the ARB Foundation!