So you’ve seen the
billboards, television commercial, T-shirts, vehicle magnets… and now you want
to know, just who IS Jay?
You probably already
know him… he’s a son, a brother, a boyfriend, someone’s first kiss, the cute
neighborhood kid kicking a soccer ball, the eager tot licking frosting off of
the mixer beaters in someone's kitchen, the young man inspiring others on a mission
trip... and someone loved by you and others.
He’s also the
unfortunate man (or woman) who is that 1 in 100 who receives a diagnosis of
schizophrenia. With that disease (which is NOT a disease of choice) there are
voices... delusions... paranoia. There are challenges finding appropriate treatment.
There is stigma. There is pain.
Jay (Ashby) was the
original inspiration for the 'Who is Jay' campaign, but 'Jay' really could be
anyone... even YOU.
However, there is HOPE! Recovery is possible with appropriate treatment,
medications, and support. This site was developed to help you find that HOPE!
The Ashby Family
"The mission of Jay's Hope is to support mental health advocacy, awareness and education."