Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to connect young people with mental health resources.
Kaiser Permanente is providing a $350,000 grant to the foundation’s Kindness in Community Fund, which will support community organizations that focus on youth mental health and wellness, are informed or led by youth, and promote inclusion, access, and equity.
The grant will also support the Be There Certificate, a free online mental health course for young people created by Jack.org in partnership with the foundation, Kaiser Permanente said in a news release on Tuesday.
The course teaches participants how to kindly and safely provide mental health support to their peers. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and confidence, so they will be better prepared to start long-lasting mental health conversations and support relationships in their communities.