Name: Tisha Sherdan
Favorite Charity: Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
I am a patient and family advocate and have worked with numerous non-profit organizations and have donated exclusive jewelry designs for their silent auction. I have a passion for the disability community especially children. My latest partnership is with Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH) where I am a certified support parent who gives support to families with children with mental illnesses.
It focuses on a unseen disability that has a stigma around mental health and I want to educate and break the stigma about children's mental health. When people with mental illness are looked at physically most people will say, "Well you look good". Some people cannot wrap their arms around mental illness because they cannot see it. Just like the heart, lungs, or kidneys can fail so can the brain.
I designed and donated a necklace and earring set in November 2014 that was specifically made for MACMH Gala Silent Auction. The color green is the mental health awareness color. I am not only a jewelry designer but an advocate for the disability community. You can check out my website at www.collaboratinginclusion.com.