The People's Movement for Mental Health and Well-Being

The Good Life Movement is a non-profit taking on the mental health crisis by creating a public movement focused on action and accountability.

We're like the people's watchdog and muscle for mental health. We bring awareness to what's happening then influence legislation.

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GLM's Origin Story

Over COVID-19, our team was trying to understand how mental health was so wildly popular yet we had not seen major government urgency or reform.

Secondarily, we were trying to understand why the public was not upset about the inaction — and widely advocating for change.

The Missing Piece:
A Public Movement for Action

GLM realized the public had not organized because the mental health field had never built the infrastructure for a movement. Here's what was missing:

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A clearly defined policy vision that inspired action
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An organization working 100% on behalf of the people
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An organization 100% dedicated to advocacy
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An organization dedicated to the full mental health continuum

Our Dedication to the Public and the People

The Good Life Movement is 100% dedicated to the interests of the public, and people with lived and living experience. We are fighting for the entire mental health continuum and the many forms conditions take. This includes:

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Substance Use
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Disability Rights
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Eating Disorders
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Anyone with lived and living experience
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Founder and Executive Director

Meet Andrew

My name is Andrew Frawley. I'm a mental health advocate and I've been dedicated to this cause for my entire career.

I grew up in suburban Virginia — a place where the American dream is supposedly still alive. My father is a blue-collar painter who worked his way up to own a small business. My mother is a PTA mom still famous for her cookies.

My early years were like a sales pitch for America's middle-class. Modest suburbs, a family of four in diverse public schools, and recreation sports leagues on the weekend. On paper, it was everything that we're told to strive for.

The difficult truth, though, is that beneath the symbols of material security was often pain. Unfortunately, I've come to see this pain as a feature, not a bug, of an American culture that profits off our anxiety.

My Story

Struggling Youth

My mental health began to deteriorate as early as 4th grade. I sucked at school and I was diagnosed with ADHD. I was stigmatized terribly for it.

At age 12, my parents divorced and I spiraled into what we'd today call a clinical depression. It lasted about five years. I became a social outcast and played video games in my mother's basement for 60 hours a week. I coped with an eating disorder and came to weigh 300 pounds. I also developed a form of OCD called trichotillomania in which you pull your hair out. I was not thriving.

In my later teen years, I unfortunately found myself wrapped up in the opiate crisis. I lost friends and still live with trauma from those days.

Sadly, my story is not uncommon. If someone's story is not divorce and opiates, it's homelessness and incarceration. Or racial abuse and a life of trauma. It doesn't need to be this way.

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Resilience and Triumph

Growth and Living Experience

I am grateful to have triumphed over many difficult patches. However, every day I still manage disorders. I have lived and living experience. I also lead a healthy life and impactful career. All of these things can be true at once.

In 2017, I joined Andrew Yang on his campaign for President as a founding member and the 2nd employee. I worked as our Director of Marketing and I grew our department to 15 people.  

During the campaign, like I do today, I managed PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. At the same time, I created the MATH hat, raised nearly $25 million, directed the YangGang’s online dominance, and grew Yang’s social media following by 375,000%. AdvertisingWeek said I created the best merchandise in all of politics. After Yang, I advised teams of 400 people and with budgets over $100 million.

After politics, I spent two years reading and researching about society and mental health. When I saw how badly public action was needed for this cause, I knew I had to act. It's an honor to merge my professional skills with the cause I care for most.

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Our Movement

Collaborators & Advisors