The I AM Charity is focused on mental health, better mental health. I think it's important to understand there's a difference between mental health and mental illness, mental health applies to everyone.
To give you an example of what I'm talking about, the final comment I can find from William Banting is from the 1870's, (10 years after losing his excess weight once and forever) it looks like the original letters might be at Harvard Medical School library.
William was 75 years old when he wrote this note responding to an American from Philadelphia who'd sent William a thank you letter along with some newspaper clippings about The Banting System, this passage was at the end of his letter, like a p.s. note.
William lived another 6 years, passing away when he was 81, from bronchitis. Even in the 1870's William used the words mental health, "good mental health", the words 'mental health' are completely neutral, it's the word used before or after mental health that's important, e.g. good mental health, poor mental health.
The I AM Charity has 2 sections:
1. The Work
2. Improvement Principles
Scroll down to learn more about each section.
The Work is a simple 4 question psychology system, Byron Katie teaches it through her bestselling book, Loving What Is.
I've found it to be a great way to deal with difficult experiences, as well as day to day stress, frustration, anger and disappointment.
In 2002 my Dad had a heart attack and died on our kitchen/dining room floor, I carried his body to the ground and gave him CPR, The Work was the most effective process I came across for dealing with that experience.
Here is the Loving What Is audiobook uploaded on to YouTube, it's split into two parts, I can't overstate just how much The Work has helped me.
In October 2005 I went across to America and completed Byron Katie's school for The Work, I found it extremely valuable.
Over an 18 month period between 2005 and 2006 I developed a series of improvement principles, I bought my first home when I was 20, and looking back, these principles played a key role in being able to.
I had to sell that house to continue funding this project, just the first stage cost was over $100,000, I hope you find my entire program helpful, not only these 4 principles below.
1. Improvement After Movement
2. Great Results Indicator
3. Memorize, Model, Master
4. Plant, Nourish, Flourish