Bringing Awareness to World Teen Mental Wellness Day
World Teen Mental Wellness Day occurs every year on March 2. The day serves to recognize mental wellness and its importance, as well as to bring attention to the rising rates of mental health issues among teenagers. Hollister Co. created the date as part of their Hollister Confidence Project. The goal was to educate, as well as to destigmatize issues that are becoming all too common.
At GrantWatch, we are recognizing the day by sharing grants that provide funding for mental health initiatives. Organizations that help people who are struggling do important work in helping to break the stigma around mental health, as well as connecting people to treatment, and so much more.
Here are some startling facts on mental health:
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness:
- 20% of youths age 13-18 live with a mental health condition.
- Suicide is also the 3rd largest cause of death among youth 10-24.
- 37% of students with a mental health issue who are 14 years and older drop out of school. This is the highest drop out rate of any other disability.
- 11% of youth ages 13-18 have a mood disorder, 10% have a behavorial or conduct disorder, and 8% have an anixety-related disorder.
How to recognize World Teen Mental Wellness Day?
- Talk to a friend or family member about the importance of mental health education, treatment, and other issues.
- Post on social media about destigmatizing mental health issues.
- You can also reach out to anyone you know is struggling, and offer your support.
Five Grants for World Teen Mental Wellness Day
- Firstly, there are grants of up to $5,000 available to U.S. nonprofits, schools, clinics, and libraries in multiple states to improve health equity and environmental health. Grants are available in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and territories.
- Grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations to implement mental health programming to benefit youth. Funding is intended for programs in schools and communities. The goal of the program is to increase the access of school-aged youth to mental health professionals and increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth and adults on campus.
- Grants to U.S. and territories government agencies and tribes to address specific mental health disorders in youth and young adults. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for the prevention of and interventions for psychosis in youth and young adults up to age 25.
- In additon, there is funding available to U.S., Canada, and International nonprofits and schools to benefit communities and for COVID-19 relief. These grants of up to $25,000 are for initiatives that provide community support and for Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.
- Finally, grants are available to U.S. public and private schools, LEAs, and charter school management companies to create mental health programs. Funding is to ensure children receive mental health services during and after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The funding will support the placement of licensed mental health professionals (referred to as Transitional Coaches) on school campuses.
Are you looking for more grants like this? GrantWatch has an entire category for mental health-related grants to help organizations carry out critical work. Specifically, these grants provide funding in the areas of treatment, education, research, and community support. GrantWatch also has a category for youth/out-of-school youth grants.
Also, make sure to give your organization the gift of GrantWatch! Signing up for a paid subscription to GrantWatch will help you gain access to resources to aid in your grant journey. Specifically, one of the tools that subscribers have access to is our exact keyword search function. This tool allows grant seekers to narrow down a grant search.
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