Since its inception, Being There has been a program designed to educate high school and college students about the realities of mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Being There's format has always been in motion. Bringing to students the most up to date information about mental illnesses and the resources to find help. Being There speakers share their personal stories of living with mental illness and open their lives to questions from students.
As of August 1, 2017, The Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey and Mental Health Partnerships have decided to join forces; to come together to better serve our communities and those who need us most.