It can be exceptionally difficult to navigate the maze of social services in New York City. You go to one place for healthcare, another for free legal advice, and still another if you are seeking mental health counseling. But what if all of these and many more services and programs were available to young people all under one roof? What would the impact of that be on their lives? We’re going to find out from my next guest. He is Eric Weingartner, the Chief Executive Officer of The Door and University Settlement.
Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Joins Denver Frederick,
An issue that has been ignored far too long – mental health – is becoming increasingly important to more and more Americans. This is a result of what we’ve seen on the news, but also issues in our own lives, those with our family, those with our friends. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder of mental research grants in the world, and it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight their President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein.
American lives are shorter on average than those in other wealthy nations, and the gap is growing ever wider according to the latest data released by the Center for Disease Control. In fact, it appears that in 2017, US life expectancy will drop for a third year in a row, an event that hasn’t occurred in over a hundred years. As Americans, we are not faring well. But there’s a young organization that is dedicated to advancing the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation. It’s called Well Being Trust, and it’s a pleasure to have with us their Chief Executive Officer, Tyler Norris. Good evening, Tyler, and welcome to The Business of Giving.
For many listeners, Health and Sex Ed classes at school could have been better. Someone, about the age of your parent, telling you what you should and should not do with your body. Despite those limitations, they did impart some valuable information. But now, in many schools, because of budget and staff cuts, as well as increased focus on standardized testing, they don’t exist at all. That is where the Peer Health Exchange comes in; bringing these classes back, especially in low-income neighborhoods, and in a way that adolescents can much better relate to. And it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight, co-founder and CEO of the Peer Health Exchange, Louise Langheier. Good evening, Louise, and welcome to The Business of Giving.
The Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award and is presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made an extraordinary contribution toward alleviating human suffering. There have only been 22 ever awarded, and only one to an organization that addresses mental illness. That organization is Fountain House…