Mental Health Crisis
Bluebird Awards is an IRS approved 501c3 tax-deductible, non-profit public charity focused on prevention and treatment support for emotionally wounded Covid orphans.
"Orphans are at increased risk of substance abuse, dropping out of school, and poverty. They are almost twice as likely as non-orphans to die by suicide, and they remain more susceptible to almost every major cause of death for the rest of their life." ... The Atlantic.
A Bluebird Experience is a single bit of kindness that can make a world of difference for children and teens hurting from the pandemic.
Covid orphans as of October 10, 2023 per CDC. Globally as of October 10,2023, 1,731,212 Per the World Health Organization (WHO).
American drug overdose & suicide annual deaths were 157,863 in 2022 per CDC. Covid-related deaths are rising worldwide.
Bluebird Awards enables uninsured Covid orphan teens access online therapy using four different online therapy services - exchanging messages, chatting, speaking over the phone, and video conferencing - tailored to meet individual need.
Key facts per the World Health Organization (WHO)
Globally, one in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group.
Depression, anxiety and behavioural disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents.
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds.
The consequences of failing to address adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults.
Grow the Vision
A child's guidance counselor or educator recognizes an unfunded need and sponsors a child or teen.
The Sponsor submits a
Letter of Recommendation to Bluebird Awards.
After Bluebird Awards confirms eligibility, an email notification is sent to the Sponsor and Service Provider.
After approval by Bluebird Awards,
payment is made to the service provider.
Every Child Has a
Right to Enjoy Life.
Let Them Smile
A child's guidance counselor or educator recognizes a mental health need and takes steps to help a child or teen find help.
The Sponsor or Caregiver discusses the child's issues and situation with a therapist and submits a Letter of Recommendation to Bluebird Awards.
When Bluebird Awards confirms elibiblity and available funding, the therapist is then connected with the child.
The child uses an app on their phone to communicate with the therapist.*
The therapist continues to interact with the child over text, phone, and video.
Generally the therapist will not share what is discussed in therapy; however, they will alert the Sponsor or Caregiver if an intervention is required.
* Each case is subject to modfication.
Bluebirds for Kids recognizes the growing mental health challenges facing young people today . Our aim is to provide approachable ways to tackle and manage these issues. Mental health is a serious matter. We must make a difference now.