About Us

URMND is the mental health passion project created with the culture in mind. Our focus will always be to bring light to issues affecting our communities, promote those who are creating positive change and expand on the idea of creating a safe space to discuss mental health.

 

A portion of every sale on this site will be donated to a local nonprofit organization that focuses on mental illness and treatment. 

Our Founder

Ryan Brown is a mental health advocate, journalist and non-profit director driven by an innate desire to help folks feel better. At 17, Ryan served as a direct care staff at the Central Virginia Training Center where he worked exclusively with mentally disabled children and adults. Once he saw the need to erase the stigma of mental illness, he never looked back. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, his certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor from the state of Virginia and his Master of Public Administration from Ashford University.

His desire to address mental health disparities in the community has always been the focal point of his work. Ryan currently works as a crisis specialist and nonprofit director in Northern Virginia and served as an advisory board member for the Gartlan Behavioral Health Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Additionally, Ryan is a wellness contributor for VICE.com where he writes about health and trauma.

Read Ryan's publications here.