Hi, I'm Alex. Co-Founder and CEO, Daybreak Health
My younger brother's struggle with depression during middle and high school changed the course of his life. Our family tried for years to get him the support he needed. But at that time, most schools did not offer student mental health support and finding a local therapist that took our insurance was almost impossible. After several years of failed attempts to find help, my brother went through a crisis, and ultimately dropped out of school. If this story sounds familiar to you, it’s because my family’s story is not unique. Millions of young lives are impacted every day by the growing youth mental health epidemic.
But we are hopeful. We are inspired every day by public school leaders across the country who are building programs to support students with mental health needs. And, we know that building school-based mental health programs is challenging: hiring and training the right clinicians, delivering care, measuring impact - all of it takes time and effort. That's why we've dedicated our mission to supporting the incredible school leaders across the country who make a difference every day. We're proud to support the mental health programs of more than 60 school districts representing more than 1 million students across the U.S.
At Daybreak, we believe that mental health is the foundation not just for every young person's wellbeing, but for their ability to access education and opportunity. We’re here because every child deserves to reach their full potential.
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