National Award-Winning Advocacy

Jason DeShaw 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.”

Documentary Film

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Justin Lubke created the documentary short, They Call Me Crazy. It is about our journey to inspire hope and understanding. He is currently working on a full length documentary film.

Realize Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization striving to bring hope to people affected by mental illness and addiction.

"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 short, They Call Me Crazy.