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Welcome to Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation

Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation (JJLMF) is dedicated to educating young men, women and their families about mental illness, increasing awareness in the community, and advocating for compassionate acceptance of the people who suffer from mental illness.

Thanks for visiting JJLMF, a website created to educate teens and others about depression and other mental illnesses. This website is part of the Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization started in 1996 following the death of, who suffered from bipolar disorder, one of the most serious forms of illness.Like many others who suffer, Joe first showed signs of the illness when he wasin high school. Tragically, he took his own life when he was 26. Through this website, and the programs and special projects created by JJLMF, we can begin to erase the stigma of mental illness and save lives.

JJLMF is a non-profit 501 (3)(E) organization with a stable infrastructure consisting of our Board of Directors, Staff + Volunteers. We have outside IT capabilities + Web Development. Currently we are funded through private & corporate donations.

OUR MISSION

To educate young men, women and their mental illness; to increase awareness of the disease in the community; and advocate for compassionate acceptance of the people who suffer from mental illness.