We are providing mental health education to communities.
What do we do?
- Provide emotional wellness education directly to students in schools
- Help teachers learn classroom strategies that support students
- Equip parents with tools and helpful information to build resiliency in their children (click here to learn more about our programs)
Why do we care?
- 1 in 5 children experience a mental health condition
- One-half of all chronic mental illnesses begins by the age of 14
- 50% of students ages 14+ with a mental health condition will drop out of school; Only 20% of them actually get helpYour interest in mental health and wellness can go further on #GivingTuesday
On December 1, we’re joining a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. It’s a day when you can make a big impact on Lee Thompson Young Foundation and on youth at risk for mental illness.
With your help, we’ll raise funds to increase awareness, crisis text line responders, and resource materials for students, teachers, parents and community members.If you make a gift online that day, we will earn matching funds from our partner, Network for Good — making your support go even further.
Click here to see the information on our fundraising page…it contains a story about students at a high school where the LTY Foundation presented mental health education sessions.