Orlando has always been a joyful, imaginative, adventurous place. And it always will be. Now that our world has changed so much, you can take comfort in the familiar warmth of this friendly destination. Orlando will always be a place to reconnect with what matters most to create wondrous memories. And now you can win a great vacation package to Orlando!
Simply complete the form below, and you’ll be entered to win a dream vacation for four to create your own wondrous Orlando story. Your purchase of a raffle ticket also with a chance to win:
4-day, 3-night stay for 2
Flight and hotel package
4 Star Hotel
The winner will be drawn at random on April 30, 2021, at midnight. They will be notified via email or text. You have up to a year to take your wonderful trip.
*This trip has a value of over $1000.
*Winner must be 18.
METTA ASSOCIATION is a registered and licensed Non-profit Healthcare organization dedicated to providing mental health advocacy health care to its patients and providing them the healthcare required to support their growth, We are a non-profit mental health advocacy organization devoted to enriching the lives of those affected and impacted by mental illness, we are enthusiastic about this budding endeavor as it promotes joy, thriving, wellness, and recovery” says METTA Association© Founder George Brooks. With that, METTA Association© proposes projects that deal with stigma, disparity, alienation, and other factors related to mental health issues. All members of the organization and associated partners share in the founder’s excitement of this great undertaking. Through creative and unique methods, METTA Association© proposes to Bridge the G. A. P. Generating. Accurate. Perceptions.
George Brooks (born February 21, 1978) is the founder and CEO of Metta Association, a non-profit organization that advocates for the mentally ill and works toward the well-being and recovery of those affected by mental illness. Having been affected by mental illness has given him insight and has helped him to focus his passion and drive to help others. As a result, he strives to combat the stigma that is often associated with mental illness through education and spreading awareness.
Around age 9, I noticed that I didn’t process thoughts and ideas the same way that my peers did. I was labeled as “overly-emotional”. I knew that mental illness was a “thing” even at that young age. However, the level of ignorance and unawareness, especially in the black community, made things markedly more difficult throughout my formative years. My worst was two years ago. I was in the wrong place and surrounded by the wrong people. I was literally dying and wasting away, but thankfully, members of my family and loved ones were able to help me in recovery.
I knew I had to clean up my mental and emotional diet. Gone were the days of watching the news and morbid shows and associating with the wrong crowd. I now find out about the world by venturing out into it. I also, relocated from Memphis to Dallas, which is arguably the greatest thing I’ve ever done for myself. I’ve had to overcome self-doubt, disloyalty, being obsessed with my condition, and the fear of making that one huge step toward healing and recovery. I am continuing to pursue my goals and establish positive, beneficial relationships with those from my past.
I’ve learned that I’m not perfect and that I do have my “unpleasant moments”, but I have learned to be humble and listen. I’m continuing to learn to adapt to the ebbs and flows of my family and friends to live a productive, loving, and happy life. I stay on the path to wellness, participating in therapy and remaining medicinally compliant. I volunteer with the homeless and mentally ill (www.mettaassociation.org). I am active in the church. Mainly, I have long-term plans for my family and myself, but just go one day at a time, moment by moment.
I run a 501c3 charity called Metta Association (www.mettaassociation.org). One of my initiatives is to work on prison reform in terms of the following; mental health treatment, pre/post-release groups, education, and support, as well as, PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) survivor counseling. I would like to speak to you in terms of getting ideas and feedback from you in the hopes that your participation and experience will help us make the transition back into society, smoother and more successful, for our brothers and sisters behind bars. We also would like to go to at-risk neighborhoods and try to reach people before they enter the “system”.