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Mental Health Awareness Month Fund


Every year in May, Mental Health Awareness 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, while promoting early detection in our youth. 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, and our communities continue to feel those effects today. 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 Mental Health Awareness Month Fund composed of pre-vetted nonprofits committed to raising mental health awareness. Through a single donation to the Fund, you will support a group of nonprofits that are providing direct services, conducting research, and educating the masses in order to challenge myths, biases, and discrimination about what mental health is - and what it is not. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change.

Your Donation Supports

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

Child Mind Institute Inc

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need to thrive. We're the leading independent nonprofit in children's mental health, operating three Mission Areas that work together for greater impact: Care, Education and Science. We have reached more than 2 million children through clinical care, research evaluations, and school-based support, and more than three-quarters of the children we have reached across all our programs received free or reduced-cost services.

Mental Health Awareness Month Fund

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