In this engaging episode of our Ask the Expert series, Solome Tibebu, Director of The Upswing Fund, and Dr.Alfiee Breland-Noble, Founder & Director of The AAKOMA Project, discuss how mental health stigma and care access gaps show up in communities of color and the steps that funders, stakeholders, and providers can take to reach youth of color and support their emotional and mental health.
The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health is a collaborative fund that was seeded by Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda French Gates to advance social progress in the United States. Further support has been provided by The Klarman Family Foundation and other donors. The Fund is advised by a renowned set of mental health experts with deep clinical and research expertise and a passion to support youth and communities. The Fund is powered by Panorama, a platform for social change dedicated to solving global problems through audacious thinking and bold action.