Realize Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to bring hope to those affected by mental illness and addiction, letting them know they are not alone.

Documentary Film

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Justin Lubke created the documentary film They Call Me Crazy. It is about our journey to inspire hope and understanding.

"I know when it hit me, I didn't have a word to define it; didn't have a clue as to what it could be. I felt so alone. If we can help people understand, and educate these young people ahead of time, before everything hits the fan, I think that's how we save lives."


- Jason DeShaw in The Documentary film, They Call Me Crazy.

National Award-Winning Advocacy

Jason received the Champions Award in Washington D.C. from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for “exhibiting courage, leadership and service on behalf of all people living with mental illness.”