Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Fund

Ensuring more young people get access to high-quality mental health treatment regardless of what they can afford.

Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that 57.8 million Americans suffer from a mental illness, with young adults representing the largest percentage of those suffering and those least likely to get help. Just 44% of young adults struggling receive mental health services. Studies have also shown those from low-income families face the greatest barriers in accessing high-quality mental healthcare.

The goal of the Youth and Young Adult Mental Health fund is to make evidence-based mental health treatment accessible to adolescents and young adults ages 11 to 35, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Charlie Health will offer its clinical expertise and resources to scholarship recipients of the Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Fund. Young people and their families will have access to dozens of weekly support groups facilitated by Charlie Health professionals specializing in mental health and fostering connections. Charlie Health will also implement measurement-based care delivery for scholarship recipients and track treatment progress. These efforts seek to improve access to mental health services for low-income young people, while ensuring the highest quality care.

At Release Foundation, our mission is to eliminate financial barriers that keep too many people from getting the help they need. Untreated mental health issues certainly don’t disappear as those struggling get older. We must intervene to prevent chronic problems from developing. With the Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Fund and clinical support from a top-tier provider like Charlie Health, we can change the trajectory of young lives.

Ready for help or know someone who is? ​​Email or call (646) 883-6196

Support Our Scholarship Fund Today

The gift of recovery should be made possible for everyone. We offer scholarships to bridge the gap between what people can afford and what they need to transform their lives, regardless of race, gender, and/or sexual orientation.