Support for organizations that provide mental health resources
To reach as many people as possible, we’re expanding our work with mental health organizations — especially those focused on helping certain populations like children and veterans.
The Child Mind Institute helps children, adolescents and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. To help them continue this important work, we’re granting $100,000 to support their day-to-day operations. Additionally, the Child Mind Institute and YouTube are working together to support content tailored for younger people struggling with mental health, such as the #YouGotThis video series for Mental Health Awareness Month. The campaign features celebrities and influencers sharing their own stories about the mental health disorders, doubts, and confusion they faced when they were young.
Another way we support these organizations is through Google.org grants and pro-bono support from Googlers participating in a Google.org Fellowship. With the help of a technical team of Google.org Fellows, The Trevor Project used AI to identify and prioritize high-risk contacts while simultaneously reaching more LGBTQ+ young people in crisis.
Veterans are another group disproportionately impacted by suicide — and they’re seeking help in record numbers. A team of nine Google.org Fellows are helping ReflexAI build HomeTeam, a tool that will equip more veterans to better support each other and encourage their peers to seek additional support when needed. Taking from evidence-based clinical practices and working with experts in the field, HomeTeam helps veterans learn practical skills, then apply those skills via AI-powered simulations in a private and safe environment.
Through the Google.org Ad Grants program, organizations are able to get high-quality, authoritative mental health resources in front of more people. And the WHO is bringing mental health guides in more than 25 languages to communities around the globe, reaching more than 14 million people through donated Google Search ads, resulting in 1 million visits to their website to learn more.
It’s always ok to ask for help
These organizations exist to support people who need mental health help. If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, there are resources available to help from Google and many other trustworthy organizations.
Original Source: https://blog.google/technology/health/mental-health-awareness-month-2023/