KyleCares is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open and honest communication about the mental health challenges experienced by teens and young adults in today’s society. Ultimately, we aim to eliminate student self-harm and suicide by creating school environments where students and their caregivers have the confidence and support to seek help without shame or hesitation.
KyleCares helps high schools and colleges in New England support student mental health by:
- Connecting schools with mental health resources and service providers
- Facilitating long-term, comprehensive strategies to address student mental health
- Funding school-based mental health education, awareness, and suicide prevention programs
KyleCares Impact Report
We are incredibly proud of the schools who are making a commitment to their students and faculty by collaborating with KyleCares to deliver impactful mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs. To date we have awarded over $280,000 to New England area school programs and our strategic partners!
Since 2019 KyleCares has brought 200 mental health workshops, trainings, and stigma-breaking programs to New England high schools and colleges, directly engaging more than 52,000 students, 2,000 faculty, 900 parents and 100 coaches in mental health education and awareness building.
“The mental health, wellness, and resilience of adolescents and young adults is the most challenging issue of our times. KyleCares is a bright light for our times.”
Dr. John J. King
Vice President – Student Life, Roger Williams University
KyleCares Conference at Gillette Stadium
In partnership with the New England Patriots Foundation, we were thrilled to host our first-ever conference on April 13, 2023, at Gillette Stadium!
One of the few conferences of its kind in New England, this innovative conference for student mental health brought together over 400 high school and college students to deepen their knowledge, skills and training around mental health, inspire each other to take action at their schools, and bust stigmas by engaging in educational breakout sessions to normalize the conversation about mental health, and encourage help-seeking behaviors!
Mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members have united to promote suicide prevention awareness. As part of this initiative, we are excited to introduce our new mental health awareness campaign:
“KyleCares – WeCare”
We all need to play a role in promoting positive mental health, and creating non-judgmental, empathetic, caring, and supportive school cultures. This includes engaging individual students, athletes, families, friends, teachers, coaches, trusted adult advisors, school administrators, individual clubs, teams, leagues, and statewide governing bodies to do their part.
Students, schools, and communities strengthen each other by working together. We are stronger when we unite to address an issue, and there is no issue bigger for teens and young adults in the United States today than protecting youth mental health. We are encouraging action locally, while being part of a greater movement across the entire New England region!
High schools and colleges throughout New England are joining the campaign every month! Follow our awareness campaign on social media and be sure to show YOU CARE about doing your part to change the culture.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!
KyleCares Impact Video
Learn more here about how KyleCares is helping students, faculty, parents, and school administrators throughout New England – and how they can help your high school or college too.
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.
JED High School
An evidence-based approach to students’ mental well being, JED High School provides a blueprint schools can follow to enhance mental health policies & programs. This is a terrific opportunity for every school district in New England!
If you have any questions, you can speak directly with JED’s Senior Manager of High School Programming, Jessica Orenstein (email@example.com). Please also do not hesitate to reach out to KyleCares. We can help facilitate a conversation for your school with JED, and will also consider your school for a KyleCares grant to help offset some of the costs associated with JED High School.
“The support of KyleCares has been the single most effective driver of improvement and increased activity since the epidemic of mental health issues has become a major priority to address within our school.”
North Attleboro High School
Since 2019, KyleCares has brought nearly 200 mental health workshops, trainings, and stigma-breaking programs to New England high schools and colleges, directly engaging more than 52,000 students, 2,000 faculty, 900 parents and 100 coaches in mental health education and awareness building.
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.
Are you in crisis? Call or text 988 at any time for free confidential support from a network of trained mental health professionals. Chat services are also available at Lifeline Chat : Lifeline (988lifeline.org).