Amber K. Mersing Foundation, Inc. operating as The Sunflower Effect was created in memory Amber, a beautiful, intelligent, caring young women who lost her battle to addiction.
Amber touched the heart of everyone that she came in contact with. Throughout her battles with depression and addiction, she wanted to help others.
Personally, I have been around recovery programs for the majority of my life. Having family members who suffer with addiction and myself battling with drug abuse for a time, I know the horrible battle. I have severe depression and anxiety, suffering from panic attacks...read more
People might not say that are afraid to ask for help, but if you Lisa then you could hear it. Why? STIGMA!It's that simple, a lot of people are afraid of getting help because of the stigma attached to their suffering or the thought of getting help. Why do we have to...read more
As parents we really have to listen. Listen to understand, not to respond. Understanding what is being said is so important. To many people listen to respond and not to really understand https://youtu.be/lCdnQQMAwUwread more
Ever since we lost Amber I knew what my mission was. I had to stand up and help people suffering with mental illness (including addiction). I never thought of it, but I guess I also suffer from mental illness. I have been battling depression for years, I suffer severe...read more
We are proud to be partnering with Bipolar Barbie on her mission to make conversations about mental illness normal.
Please support her at Attitude Apparel by Bipolar Barbie, she is a major contributor to Sunflower Effect.
- End the stigma with addiction and mental illness
- Educate people on the epidemic and this health crisis
- Celebrate recovery