Good mental health is crucial for one’s well-being; however, many people are facing issues related to their mental state, either situational or genetic. Nothing brought this to the forefront more than the COVID-19 pandemic. For so many people, including those who lost loved ones, frontline healthcare workers who witnessed the pain up close, and children who struggled academically, these mental health concerns have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Mental well-being is something that requires addressing, especially when it comes to children.
Here are just some of the concerning statistics surrounding mental illness, according to Mental Health America:
- 19.86% (50 million+ Americans) experienced some form of mental illness in 2022;
- 15.07% of youth aged 12-17 experienced at least one depressive episode in 2022;
- 93% of healthcare workers were experiencing stress. 86% reported experiencing anxiety, 77% reported frustration, 76% reported exhaustion and burnout, and 75% said they were overwhelmed.
10 Grants to Improve Mental Well-Being
- There are grants of up to $30,000 for nonprofits, including schools and agencies, for research, programs, and services related to improving mental health.
- Grants are also available to USA individual musicians and music industry employees to address mental health concerns.
- Additionally, funding of up to $10,000 is open to teams at research institutions for research and clinical studies to explore the benefits of animal therapy.
- There are grants available to USA nonprofits to address substance abuse and mental health disorders in vulnerable populations.
- USA gymnasts can apply for grants to support mental healthcare services.
- Grants are also available to nonprofits and social enterprises for mental health and fitness initiatives.
- Up to $30,000 is available to USA nonprofit organizations for research studies related to behavioral health.
- There are opportunities for USA healthcare professionals to participate in a program to reduce the stress and trauma of patient care during the pandemic.
- In addition, there are grants for USA nonprofit organizations to implement mental health programming to benefit youth.
- Awards of $1,000 are open to USA individuals to recognize service contributions to the field of psychological science.
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