Together, we can break the stigma of mental health.

Did you know that 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year? And that 14 million of American adults live with major depression? ​

You are not alone, and New Way Now is here to help.​

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Our Mission

New Way Now is on a mission to encourage and foster unbiased conversations among individuals struggling with mental health issues while promoting education throughout all areas of our culture on ways to support themselves and others suffering in silence.


Established in 2018, New Way Now is a Nashville-based 501(c)3 non-profit originated on the idea to provide people struggling with depression, an educational resource to get help by breaking the stigma.

Founded by Schatzie Brunner, a mental health advocate, New Way Now offers an anonymous community space to learn about the symptoms of depression, confidential assess one’s potential depression and discover available treatment options.

Additionally, Schatzie provides educational leadership and strategy for businesses seeking to improve their mental health wellness programs.

Too many people suffer from depression in silence – afraid to tell others about their symptoms and never seek treatment. With the creation of New Way Now, we hope to persuade people to talk about their experiences with depression, encouraging those around them to seek treatment or seek it themselves.

- Schatzie


More than 14 million American adults live with major depression, and many of these people are struggling to function in the business world. In fact, depression costs U.S. employers $44 billion in lost productivity each year, as it ranks as the leading health risk among the U.S. workforce.

Tennessee ranks #46 out of 50 states, indicating a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care.

New Way Now offers businesses educational opportunities to establish and improve their mental health awareness, employee programs, and overall workforce wellness.



As our slogan states—It’s Safe to Say—we encourage people to speak up and reach out for help. Through the power of communication, we can create a wave of change—from individuals overcoming and thriving to sustainable social shifts.

The first step is acknowledging if you or a loved one is suffering from a mental health issue, then taking action.

New Way Now offers a free, anonymous, and confidential Depression Quiz.

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed, please take this 10-question assessment today.

When it comes to mental health, we say we know it’s a problem, but do we?



Many people think of "mental health" as a person's cognitive abilities.

However, the term really indicates a person’s psychological issues.

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Many people think that professional help should only be for severe cases.

However, mental health care is appropriate across all levels of well-being, and a personally customized therapy plan can be beneficial regardless of severity.


Many people think of mental health issues affecting the person and the immediate family.

However, we may not be understanding the cost of lost productivity in the workplace, higher health costs, and its impact on the criminal justice system.

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Experts believe that mental health issues are usually caused by multiple, intersecting factors.

However, most people think of stress and genetics as determining mental health issues without considering a multitude of social, environmental, significant life changes, trauma, and physical problems as the cause.


Many people think the solution to mental health issues is personal practices.

However, we may not realize that these issues aren’t a DIY project, like yoga, attitude change, meditation, or Internet research. Expert professional help is the way customized treatments are addressed.


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