Our mission is focused on erasing the stigma associated with mental illness, advancing holistic health treatments and improving the lives of all of those impacted.
Click HERE for the latest podcast (Session 12: spreading knowledge is key - evolving chair) featuring Lauren Carson, recently appointed LTYF Executive Director, as she shares her own mental health challenges and what she is doing now to help others.
CHanging the Story
Lee Thompson Young Foundation is helping to change the story around mental health through its educational awareness training, MIND. It is based on recommendations from the Child Trends policy brief and report, "Are the Children Well? A Model and Recommendations for Promoting the Mental Wellness of the Nation's Young People." Learn More →
LEE's Life and legacy
Lee Thompson Young came from a long line of storytellers. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Young first picked up the family craft at the age of ten. He took on his first role, portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Phyllis Wheatley Theater's original play, A Night of Stars and Dreams. Young went on to star in The Disney Channel's Famous Jett Jackson. Click here to learn more.
Approximately 1 in 5 American adults will have a mental health condition in any given year. One in five youth aged 13–18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life but only half of them will get treatment. Our love ones deserve better. Together, we can create sustainable and meaningful change in the mental health community. Find out how you can get involved.