Bringing Mental Health into the Open

Burrell Foundation


At the Burrell Foundation, we work to bring mental health into the open through stories and life-affirming conversations.

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Creating compassionate communities that promote mental well-being and enrich lives.

As the charitable arm for Burrell Behavioral Health, the Burrell Foundation has a passion for helping our communities and a heart for the underserved.

Our Mission: We support the advancement of behavioral health and inspire hope in our communities through connection, advocacy and philanthropy

Our Vision: To create compassionate communities that promote mental well-being and enrich lives

Our Values: These fundamental pillars represent our commitment to those we serve: Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, and Accessibility

Art of Being ME

The Burrell Foundation, in collaboration with artist Randy Bacon, is proud to present the Art of Being ME movement. This exhibit features the personal stories of more than 25 individuals who share their lived experiences with mental health and substance use. The Burrell Foundation hopes this powerful, meaningful art educates communities about mental health, normalizes the experiences of those who live with challenges, and inspires others to share their stories.

Traveling Exhibition Schedule

Osage Beach, MO (Private Event): August 28-29, 2022
Columbia, MO (Stephens College): September 9-30, 2022
Springfield, MO (Private Event): October 4, 2022
Kansas City, MO (UMKC): October 19-November 30, 2022
Jefferson City, MO (Capitol Building): May 2023
Kansas City, MO (Oracle Health, Innovations Campus): May 15-June 30, 2023

Watch this video to see where the exhibit has been. Interested in bringing the Art of Being ME exhibit to your organization or event? Contact us today using this form.

To see the stories, click here
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Minds Matter: Self-Care Swag

The Burrell Foundation has launched an online boutique of items, aiming to raise awareness about mental health while raising funds for the Foundation and Burrell's service efforts!
There is a variety of t-shirts, jewelry and masks available for purchase.

Follow the link below to see all the items! Share this information with your family and friends who would be interested in sporting some "self-care swag" while supporting the Burrell Foundation!

Minds Matter Store
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Events & Campaigns

The Burrell Foundation partners with businesses and communities to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Learn more about our recent events and campaigns here.

What We're Up To
A lake near Burrell Behavioral Health at dusk
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Gabrielle Martin (pictured on the right) serves as the Executive Director of the Burrell Foundation. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and event management with previous employment at Hickory Hills Country Club, Southern Supply Companies, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Mansion America Theatre. To reach Gabrielle, email

Janelle Reed (pictured on the left) serves as the Foundation's Associate Director. She previously served as the Director of Development at Victory Mission and is the Founder of SingleMomzRock, an organization that served single mom’s in the 417 area for 10 years before merging with The Life of a Single Mom in February 2022. To contact Janelle, email

Ambassador Board of Directors
Danny Collins (37 North Expeditions), Chuck Dow (Synergy Wealth Solutions), Stephanie Johnson (Paddio), Loretta Roney (Volt Credit Union), Peyton Andrews (Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce), Arwen Pratt (Two Impress Creative Associates), Abby Glenn (Central Bank), Dan Reiter (Springfield Cardinals), Aaron Solari (TrustPoint/Sandler Training Center), and Colby Newman (Hickory Hills Country Club)

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