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Mission Statement

Our mission is to prevent suicide, support positive changes to mental health care, and provide support for loved ones caring for someone with a mental illness, all while removing the stigma that surrounds it.


he JEM Foundation was founded in memory of Jacob Edward Machovsky who was lost to suicide on January 11, 2016. We exist to honor him by helping others.

At The JEM Foundation we all have the same goal; to improve the lives of those struggling with mental illness, while providing support for loved ones. It can present challenges for the entire family; we understand it can be difficult for all those involved. We want to be there for everyone.

Our purpose is to prevent suicide and end the stigma of mental illness. We know these are lofty goals, but we also know that darkness can't stand the light. Why do we do what we do? At JEM we know the pain associated with depression and anxiety. The founders Denise and Ben, lost their son to suicide on January 11, 2016. They, along with everyone at JEM are on a mission to ensure that no other family feels the pain associated with suicide, and that no one has to battle any form of mental illness alone and without proper treatment. People's perceptions about mental health need to change. People need to understands this is an illness, and it isn’t something you can just snap out of it. Come join the fight!


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