We're on a mission to squash the stigma around mental health and break down the barriers to access the support that we all deserve.
The first step? Normalizing the conversation and shouting from the rooftops: we’re all worthy of being happy, feeling healthy and living well.
19% of high schoolers report having suicidal thoughts in the past 12 months2
75% of mental health issues are established before the age of 24, and young women are the highest-risk group for mental illness3
BIPOC communities are 40-70% less likely than their white counterparts to receive a diagnosis, access mental health services, and often receive poorer quality of care.4
56.2% of BIPOC women believe that breaking the silence regarding their own mental health will help break cultural stigmas.5
In This Together
Mental health is top of mind these days—it’s something that touches us all. Regardless of your age, gender, or cultural identity, the stressors of daily life (and that whole global pandemic thing) can leave anyone feeling depleted and struggling to maintain their wellbeing.
If it’s so common (and it is, 1 in 5 Americans struggle with their mental health), then let’s talk about it.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The Jed Foundation & Fluent Research. (2020). Understanding and Addressing the Mental Health of High School Students.
Women’s Mental Health Facts. Agenda.
Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health & Human Services
SeekHer Shift: 2022 Report on the State of Women’s Mental Health
It Affects Us All Differently
While mental health is something we all live with, the way we experience it looks different for everyone. This is especially true for BIPOC communities, in which access to culturally affirming care is insufficient or non existent.
We’re partnering with the SeekHer Foundation to support research and programs benefiting women and practitioners who identify as BIPOC. To date, OLLY has given $100,000 towards these programs that help empower conversations about mental health.
Feeling seen and supported is key. Learn more about the SeekHer Circle, an online community championing connection and compassionate support.
Through our ongoing partnership with The Jed Foundation, we know the mental health crisis is disproportionately affecting teenagers and young adults. At this life stage, knowing where to turn for support and help is crucial. So is knowing how to support friends and family who might be struggling
Over the last 2 years, OLLY has provided $800,000 to help The Jed Foundation implement mental health and suicide prevention programs in high schools and school distrcits across the country. This support has allowed JED to reach over one million students. And that’s just the start!