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Partners & Funders

Youth Mental Health Project

Support for the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project is provided by the following funders:

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

At Otsuka, our people are passionate about developing and delivering original products as part of a global holistic commitment to better health and well-being. We have two core businesses dedicated to achieving our goals: a pharmaceutical business and a nutraceutical business. The pharmaceutical business develops and markets products for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the following areas: central nervous system, oncology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular. The nutraceutical business is dedicated to maintaining and improving health through the use of foods and beverages that provide extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente was founded on the radically simple idea that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. That’s why you can find high-quality care and coverage in one place.  As a member, you’re at the center of everything we do — from pioneering new ways to treat cancer to building useful tools that make it easier to stay on top of your health.  We’re all in this together. And together, we thrive.

Bank of America

At Bank of America, we have a clear purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. We fulfill this purpose through our commitment to responsible growth, which includes a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. Integrated across our eight lines of business — our ESG focus reflects our values, ensures we are holding ourselves accountable, presents tremendous business opportunity, and allows us to create shared success with our clients and communities.

Every day, we provide unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Through the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s community-based programs, fellowships, awards and grants, we address critical mental health needs and direct resources where they are needed most. All of our initiatives focus on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all. 

Medical science, public education and dedication drive our vision of national awareness, personalized treatment and compassion. As the charitable foundation of the American Psychiatric Association, we raise awareness and overcome barriers, invest in the future leaders of psychiatry, support research and training to improve mental health care, and lead partnerships to address public challenges in mental health.

With the backing of the APA, the world’s leading psychiatric organization, our efforts are strengthened by research and designed to achieve results ensuring that we’re making real impact, every step of the way.

One Mind

One Mind is a patient-led and patient-centric leading mental health non-profit that focuses on healing the lives of people impacted by brain illness and injury. Influenced by their son Brandon’s schizophrenia diagnosis, Shari and Garen Staglin launched One Mind in 1995 to bridge the gaps that they saw in mental health research funding and patient support.

Since then, One Mind has become a leading mental health non-profit that catalyzes comprehensive action across the scale of the brain health crisis, working from science to patients to society. Moving towards their vision of Accelerating Brain Health for All, One Mind is expediting treatments and cures for mental disorders and providing hope to patients and their families.

Movember

Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer – we’re taking them all on. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. We exist to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives – this is what drives every single one of our 1,250 men’s health projects.  In everything we do, we strive to be transparent and accountable. We report thoroughly on each project so that our Mo Bros and Mo Sisters can see how their support is changing the lives of men around the world. From humble beginnings, the Movember movement has grown into a truly global one. We’ve made epic progress in men’s health, but every whisker of credit goes to our Mo Bros and Mo Sisters around the world. Five million since 2003.  Their enthusiasm fuels our fire. Their support changes lives. For them, we’re committed to keeping things fun, fresh and inspiring. They are the rock stars – we are the roadies.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Dana Foundation

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain in health and disease through research grants and public outreach. The foundation funds and coordinates programs on a range of brain and brain health topics for diverse audiences.

Dauten Family Foundation

The Hersh Foundation

Founded in 1997 by Julie and Ken Hersh, the Hersh Foundation is a private family foundation located in North Texas.  The Hersh Foundation is committed to enriching and improving the quality of life for all people by supporting organizations with demonstrable results in efforts that support our mission and focus areas. 

Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

The role of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) is to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSOAC is also responsible for developing strategies to overcome stigma. At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.

John & Frances Von Schlegell

Sutter Health

Headquartered in Sacramento, we provide coordinated care to more than 3 million Californians. Our integrated network has created a connected model of care that is delivering coordinated healthcare when, where and how people need it. We are committed to ensuring healthcare is accessible and inclusive to all by offering comprehensive services and quality health programs tailored to the diverse communities we serve.

Robina Riccitiello

Jackson Family Enterprises


Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project partners include:

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

The PBS NewsHour Student Report Labs (SRL) connects students with a network of public broadcasting mentors and an innovative journalism curriculum to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports. 

WE

WE Charity, formerly known as Free the Children, is an international development charity and youth empowerment movement founded in 1995 by human rights advocates Marc and Craig Kielburger. The organization is unique in that it operates collaborative programs both domestically and internationally. In the US, Canada, and the UK, WE Day and WE Schools are initiatives of WE Charity that educate and empower young people.

National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,381-member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. 

Mental Health America


Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. MHA’s programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.           

American Public Media’s Call to Mind

Call to Mind is American Public Media’s (APM) initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. Call to Mind believes that mental well-being is for everyone and that it’s time to end the misconceptions and discrimination associated with mental health conditions.

People

PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974; today it is the world’s most successful and popular magazine. Each week, the PEOPLE brand brings more than 53 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life “Heroes Among Us”​ remain an essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial approach.

PEOPLE.com is the No. 1 celebrity magazine website, with a reach of more than 40 million unique users and more than 1 billion pageviews. Powered by an extensive team of editors and writers, PEOPLE.com provides an unrivaled 360-degree look at star lives via several channels—the A-Z celebrity bio database, News, Photos, Moms & Babies, Pets, TV Watch, Video and StyleWatch.

Forbes

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia, and Forbes Europe magazines as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 94 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 37 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.

The Steve Fund


The Steve Fund is the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.  The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color.  The Fund holds an annual conference series, Young, Gifted & @Risk, and offers a Knowledge Center with curated expert information. With multicultural mental health experts it delivers on-campus and on-site programs and services for colleges and non-profits, and through tech partnerships it provides direct services to young people of color.

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.

WellBeings.org is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.