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
“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
We are excited to announce that KyleCares has been awarded first place in Massachusetts by the Red Sox Foundation for the 6th Annual IMPACT Awards presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation. Through the generosity of the Ruderman Family Foundation, this IMPACT Award will provide a $10,000 grant to KyleCares, enabling us to continue our work to support high school and college students struggling with mental health issues and suicide ideation.
THANK YOU so much to the Red Sox Foundation and the Ruderman Family Foundation – we are very grateful for your generosity. And to every fan who took the time to vote and share, THANK YOU, we owe it all to YOU!
Join us for a night of dinner, drinks and dancing as we continue our journey of spreading mental health awareness on Saturday, November 28th at Lake Pearl in Wrentham!
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
Coming this fall from The Jed Foundation, JED High School is an evidence-based approach to students’ mental well being and will provide 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
In the last year, KyleCares has brought 45 mental health workshops, trainings, and stigma-breaking programs to 10 New England high schools and colleges, directly engaging more than 600 students, 390 faculty, and 275 parents 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.