LifeStance Health Foundation Partners with Peer Health Exchange, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Hillsboro Schools Foundation in Support of Youth Mental Health

LifeStance Health Foundation is committed to increasing access to mental healthcare, especially among America’s youth. As a follow up to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to acknowledge the work of our recent grant recipients: Peer Health Exchange, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Hillsboro Schools Foundation in Oregon. Through various programs for children from elementary school through college, these organizations seek to help the mental health of America’s young people.

LifeStance Health Foundation’s grant to Peer Health Exchange (PHE) was directed towards helping high school students across the country with the shared vision at there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. PHE is a unique direct-to-youth program that seeks to destigmatize mental health challenges and is designed by and for young people, with the majority (77%) of program participants from low-income families. With over twenty years of experience working with high schools across the country, PHE serves youth and adolescents in eight states covering 42% of children and youth in America. PHE’s program has had a statistically significant effect on mental health knowledge, skills, and help-seeking behavior for those in their program.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) was established in 1987 as a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to act against this leading cause of death. LifeStance Health Foundation is proud make a grant to support their “It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health.” College students experience unique mental health needs, and the “It’s Real” campaign features peer stories that shows how depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. This program aligns with LifeStance’s mission to increase awareness and destigmatize mental health concerns for those experiencing mental health conditions to receive the tailored support they need to recover and thrive.

The Hillsboro Schools Foundation (HSF) funds projects that put the tools of exploration, imagination, and self-expression directly in the hands of students in Hillsboro public schools. Their mission is to provide a competitive advantage to Hillsboro Public Schools by cultivating community giving that fosters student creativity and success. LifeStance Health Foundation is proud to make a grant to help their vision of enriching the public education experience of Hillsboro area students by galvanizing community support.

Established in 2021, LifeStance Health Foundation is an organization endowed by LifeStance Health. The Foundation was developed to make grants, award scholarships and support organizations that share our vision of increasing access to mental healthcare. The Foundation focuses on supporting especially vulnerable patients including youth and adolescents, underrepresented minority communities, and the underemployed/uninsured.

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LifeStance is a mental healthcare company focused on providing evidence-based, medically driven treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults suffering from a variety of mental health issues in an outpatient care setting, both in-person and through its digital health telemedicine offering.