A recent partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation aims to connect young people to accessible, inclusive and equitable mental health resources and work to reduce stigma around mental health. increase.
Kaiser provides a $350,000 grant to the Born This Way Foundation’s Kindness in Community Fund.
In 2022, the Born This Way Foundation’s Kindness in Community Fund will provide grants between $25,000 and $50,000 to 22 nonprofit organizations in the United States focused on youth mental health and wellness.
“We are proud of their commitment to partnering with Kaiser Permanente to end that stigma. Surround mental health, build a culture of acceptance, and help individuals understand How to build resilience,” said Maya Enista Smith, executive director of the Born This Way Foundation. “This investment strengthens our commitment to building a kinder and braver world so we can continue to provide young people with an accessible, inclusive and equitable mental health resource for her. .”
Co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation supports youth mental health, examines young people’s emotions, and challenges mental health stigma through high-impact programming. I aim to eliminate it. Youth-led conversations and strategic partnerships, according to a Kaiser news release.
This grant will also help support the Be There Certificate. This is a free, self-paced, interactive online course that teaches mental health literacy by providing the skills and knowledge to have a mental health conversation. The grant will also help expand the reach of the course.
As of March 2022, over 30,000 Californians have accessed the Be There Certificate course.
Since the pandemic began, the mental health crisis has been in the spotlight in the United States, especially among young people. In California, more than 284,000 young people are dealing with major depression, 66% of whom are not receiving treatment, according to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Masters for Children’s Mental Health Plan. . According to the Master Plan, the suicide rate for 10-year-olds to her 18-years-old increased by 20% between He 2019 and He 2020.
“Kaiser Permanente is committed to removing the barriers that keep young people from growing. Get the support and care you need to address your mental health and wellness.” Yvette Radford, Vice President, External and Community Affairs, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. “Through partnerships with organizations such as the Born This Way Foundation, we are increasing access to mental health services in our communities while creating a culture of acceptance and support for young people with mental health challenges.”