In 2005, the ANΩ National Convention & Leadership Conference was held in Virginia Beach, VA. During a grand session, National President Emeritus Curtis M. Brown presented about the rise of suicide and depression on college campuses. He challenged the Alpha Nu Omega family to develop a plan which could counteract the issue on our campuses and in our communities. The challenge required an organizational assessment of our capability in addressing the issue.
In 2006, Visionary Founder experienced the loss of one of her children due to suicide. Out of this loss, the Campaign 4 Peace of Mind, Inc. was birthed. Alpha Nu Omega, at that time, became a foundational supporter of this campaign.
In 2010, under the leadership of Visionary Founder Russell, ANΩ selected Mental Health as the primary cause of its organization. As a family, we have been charged to take on this cause and to promote healthy living: spirit, soul and body.
In 2011, the National Board adopted Hope for Life as the name of the Mental Health Cause.
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Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
~ 3 John 1:2
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
~ Philippians 4:7-8