This World Mental Health Day, we’re spotlighting some of our partners’ most creative resources for young people and their caregivers.
October 10th is World Mental Health Day. But for many Americans, this issue is top of mind every day. A recent survey found that even as the pandemic continues to disrupt lives and livelihoods around the world, mental health has replaced COVID as Americans’ top health concern.
In August, our partner The AAKOMA Project published a first-of-its-kind report looking specifically at the mental health of youth of color. The major finding? More than half of the nearly 3,000 young people surveyed are struggling with anxiety and depression. What’s more, 30 percent said they didn’t receive the treatment they needed.
This data reflects what many mental health advocates already know: There is tremendous unmet need for mental health care services in the U.S. And too many young people—especially youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth—are failed by outdated and inequitable systems.
As part of our work to advance social progress in the United States and remove the barriers holding people back, Pivotal Ventures is proud to partner with organizations working to improve access to culturally relevant mental health care services and provide resources to young people and their caregivers.
To mark World Mental Health Day, we’re lifting up some of their most creative solutions.
Howie and the Howl Music Video (feat. KAMAUU) l Middle School Mental Health l Ad Council