Send Silence Packing

THANK YOU to the New England Patriots Foundation and Active Minds for their collaborative efforts with KyleCares to bring the Active Minds Send Silence Packing traveling exhibit to Patriot Place on September 21, 2023! Nearly 250 area high school students attended from multiple schools along with the public to hear stories of young lives lost to suicide, as the exhibit aims to encourage young people to seek help, never suffer in silence, and decrease the stigma around mental health challenges.

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!

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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.

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Our Partners

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 (jessica@jedfoundation.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.”

Peter Haviland
Principal
North Attleboro High School

Our Impact

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).