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.