MHMatters was founded to supply information and resources to mental health consumers, professionals, students, and supporters. While the percentage of people facing a diagnosable Mental Disorder in any given year is substantial, the acceptance of these problems can be hard to come by. Essentially, Mental Health Issues are hidden illnesses. The need for an anonymous avenue for consumers and supporters to gather information is very real and very large. Mental Health Matters was founded and run for 5 years by Judy Castelli. Judy sold the site in June of 2001 in order to focus on her other project, Looking Inside: Life Lessons From a Multiple Personality in Pictures and Words. As the new owners, our goals for the site are not much different from Judy’s. We would like to see the site grow and flourish into the best Mental Health resource on the web. In 2018 the site switched ownership and is now owned and operated by Athen Media LLC. The principal owner, Ryan House is currently getting his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a joint partner with a website operator that has nearly 10 years experience.