KyleCares is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open and honest communication about the mental health challenges teens and young adults face in today’s society. Our goal is to financially assist high schools and colleges with the implementation of mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs to better support their students.
We will assist schools directly or indirectly by establishing strategic partnerships with leading experts in this field that can provide services designed to: help evaluate existing campus programs; assess the need for improvements; help schools set strategy and provide training for faculty and students; and raise awareness about resources available for all involved.
Join us for a night of dinner, drinks and dancing in celebration of Kyle Johnson’s life on Saturday, June 1st at The Loft at Plainridge Park Casino.
Dr. Nance Roy – Keynote Speaker
KyleCares, Inc is excited to welcome nationally known presenter Dr. Nance Roy as the Keynote speaker for our June 1st KylePalooza fundraising event at The Loft at Plainridge Park Casino.
Dr. Roy serves as the Chief Clinical Officer of the Jed Foundation and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. She has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist working in college mental health. She served as the Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness at Sarah Lawrence College and most recently was the Associate Dean of Health and Wellness at Rhode Island School of Design. Earlier in her career she served as Director of Health and Counseling at Sarah Lawrence. Dr. Roy is a senior advisor for the National College Depression Partnership and publications have focused on effective strategies for treatment and management of at-risk students on college campuses. She has been actively involved in college strategic planning initiatives focusing on a holistic approach to education, crisis management and a public health model for delivery of care on college campuses.
Through her work with The Jed Foundation, Dr Roy has worked on mental health initiatives with the former Surgeon General, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance, the Department of Defense, The Veteran’s Administration, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and college and university systems across the country.
She earned a BS degree from the University of Rhode Island, an MS from the University of North Carolina and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.
We are incredibly proud to have partnered with The Jed Foundation in our mission to promote open and honest communication about the mental health challenges teens and young adults face in today’s society. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
Mental Health & Statistics
The teen and young adulthood years are a time of growth and transition, and the prevalence of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and self-injury continue to rise. As a result, mental health and suicide awareness issues are at or near the top of every school administrator’s list of priorities. The facts cannot be ignored – our country’s teens and young adults are struggling more than ever before.