2021 Mental Health Awareness Month Fund

About

Every year in May, Mental Health Month provides a dedicated time to raise awareness about the realities of individuals living with mental illness and ways to manage and achieve mental wellness.The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. In November 2020, the CDC reported that 44% of Americans were coping with either depression or anxiety. Now, more than ever, it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles -- because that stigma often prevents individuals from seeking help. Bright Funds has established the 2021 Mental Health Awareness Month Fund composed of pre-vetted nonprofits committed to raising mental health awareness. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you will support a group of nonprofits that are providing direct services, doing research, and educating in order to challenge myths, biases, and discrimination about what mental health is - and what it is not.

Your donation supports

Child Mind Institute Inc

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD)

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

Twloha Inc

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Our mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: -Funding scientific research -Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention -Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention -Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide

The Jed Foundation

JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

A Sanctuary For Military Families Inc

Believing that when one person serves the whole family serves, Project Sanctuary takes a human-centered, solution-based approach to helping at-risk military families heal and move forward in life. Through innovative, long-term programming focused on connectedness, we restore hope and empower families to recover and thrive.

Nami

Millions of people in the United States, 1 in 5 or nearly 60 million, face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to providing advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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