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Matthew Dickson


Matthew Dickson helps people with mental illness in developing countries so they can get access to basic mental health care through his Mind Aid platform.

Mind Aid acts as a hub that steers people towards organizations working for the cause. It is the first website of its kind in the world with all the groups working on the cause on one site (they are otherwise scattered across the web).

These organizations use models of basic mental health care that are low-cost, proven effective, and scalable.

Some of these organizations have been endorsed by Bill Clinton, Forest Whitaker, Arcade Fire, Ashley Judd, as well as Robin Williams's son, Zak Williams, and Tim Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics.

Matthew has successfully recovered from schizophrenia and has bicycled across Canada.

Living With Schizophrenia:
Jan. 10, 2023

Living With Schizophrenia: "Walking Through a World of Flying Glass"

Trigger warning: discussions of suicidal ideation/attempts. Matthew Dickson biked across Canada - and proceeded to live with schizophrenia for 27 years before recovering from it. Matthew breaks stigma as he shares his persona...

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