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We are a NH-based non-profit organization, which is known as "Keep Sound Minds." This organization is dedicated to the memories of Kaleigh and Shane Lambert and Marci Thibault, whose lives were lost as a result of mental illness on January 11, 2008 in Massachusetts.We hope to prevent similar incidents from occurring by improving society’s understanding and management of mental health issues.
On the evening of January 11th, 2008, Kaleigh and Shane Lambert, along with their aunt Marci Thibault, lost their lives due to an unimaginable incident on a Massachusetts highway. Our love of all three has motivated us to form this organization, Keep Sound Minds. We will do all we can to increase awareness about the importance of education and improved treatment of mental illness.
Most importantly, we want everyone to understand that Marci Thibault was a loving and caring person who always wanted to help others. Marci enjoyed children very much and worked as a daycare provider, field hockey & gymnastics coach. Everyone who knew her realized that Marci was generous, sincere and always thought of others before herself. In her right mind, Marci would never think of hurting herself or another human being, especially her beloved niece and nephew.
The highway incident was the result of Marci experiencing a sudden, unexpected psychotic or delusional relapse. Marci and our young children, along with our entire family have suffered the consequences of misunderstood, unrecognized serious mental illness. We believe flawed policies and lack of information and education regarding mental health attributed to this tragedy. The goal of Keep Sound Minds is to change that. With increased knowledge of the complexities of the mind though education and research, many lives could be improved and saved.
Please be part of our mission. Aside from monetary donations, we are seeking other practical assistance for our organization. We welcome all comments, questions, and inquiries.Sincerely,
Keep Sound Minds
- Victoria McKinney-Vareschi
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