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The Covid Aftermath:
Together we can make a difference.











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Distress

Bluebird Awards is dedicated to making a difference in the mental health of at-risk children and teen age youth.

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Success

Every young person has a unique purpose in life, and we're here to help them unlock their natural talents through sports and learning activities. 

WHO Key Facts

Key Facts

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.

Bluebird Awards recognizes the growing mental health challenges facing young people today.  Indeed, much of every day's disturbing news about children can be traced to mental health issues.
 
  • One in six American youth experiences a mental health condition each year but only half receive treatment.
  • In 2020, 1 in 5 young people reported the pandemic had a significant negative impact on their mental health.
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins at age 14, and 75% by age 24.
  • Suicide is a major public health concern.
  • Suicide is among the leading causes of death in the United States. People 10-24 years old account for 14% of all suicides—surpassing 6,500 deaths each year, which makes suicide the third leading cause of death for this age group.
  • Gun deaths, overdoses, and car accidents caused childhood deaths to rise during the pandemic.
  • Depression and anxiety are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents, and suicide is among the leading causes of death in people aged 15–19 years. Half of all mental health disorders in adulthood start by age 14, but most cases are undetected and untreated.
  • 7 in 10 Americans (72%) agree that people with mental health conditions face discrimination in their every day life.
  • Only 53% of Americans say they are familiar with the U.S. mental health care system.
Mental health is a serious matter. We must make a difference now.
Bluebird Awards is a service that offers approachable ways to tackle and manage mental health issues for children and teenagers. With mental health being a serious matter, it's important to make a difference now and Bluebird Awards is here to help.
As of the most recent data, it is estimated that there are approximately 2.5 million homeless children each year in the United StatesThis represents about one in every 30 children. Bluebirds for Kids aims to focus on this growing problem. Homelessness can be a breeding ground for mental health issues.

Grow the Vision

Grow the Vision

PREVENTION

1

A child's guidance counselor or educator recognizes an unfunded need and sponsors a child or teen.

2

The Sponsor submits a

Letter of Recommendation to Bluebird Awards.

3

After Bluebird Awards confirms eligibility, an email notification is sent to the Sponsor and Service Provider.

4

After approval by Bluebird Awards,

payment is made to the service provider.

Every Child Has a
Right to Enjoy Life.




Let Them Smile
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TREATMENT

1

A child's guidance counselor or educator recognizes a mental health need and takes steps to help a child or teen find help.

2

The Sponsor or Caregiver discusses the child's issues and situation with a therapist and submits a Letter of Recommendation to Bluebird Awards.

3

When Bluebird Awards confirms elibiblity and available funding, the therapist is then connected with the child.

4

The child uses an app on their phone to communicate with the therapist.*

5

The therapist continues to interact with the child over text, phone, and video.

6

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. 

We enable communication channels, such as chat, messaging, video conferencing, phone consultations, and personal meetings with local therapists, to ensure we provide comprehensive assistance to children and youth who need it the most during these post-pandemic difficult times.

Help us lessen the impact of the

 mental health crisis facing children. 

Join us :

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Charter Sponsors

Become one of ONLY 100 Charter Sponsors for just $1,000.  

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