July 5, 2023  — Categorized in:

Vibrant Emotional Health Receives Grant from the McKesson Foundation

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Divendra Jaffar, [email protected]

Funding will help support the expansion of the 988 Lifeline’s services and capabilities.

NEW YORK, NY – July 5, 2023 – Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant), one of the nation’s leading mental health organizations and the nonprofit administrator of the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988 Lifeline), announced today that it received a $100K grant from the McKesson Foundation to support the 988 Lifeline as it provides 24/7, confidential support for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Vibrant’s groundbreaking solutions have delivered high-quality services and support when, where, and how people need it for over 50 years. With the help of the McKesson Foundation, Vibrant will continue to expand the reach and impact of the 988 Lifeline, ensuring that more individuals in need can receive immediate assistance during times of crisis.

“We are immensely grateful to the McKesson Foundation for their generous grant and partnership, which enables us to significantly expand our work and effort to support families and individuals in distress,” said Kimberly Williams, President and CEO at Vibrant Emotional Health. “At Vibrant, we help people achieve mental and emotional well-being with dignity and respect. Together, we will continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of people struggling with mental health challenges and suicidal ideation.”

The McKesson Foundation’s grant is a testament to the organization’s ongoing commitment to improving overall health and well-being in North America, especially for vulnerable and underserved communities.

“At the McKesson Foundation, we partner with nonprofit organizations that align with our commitment to advancing health outcomes for all,” said Melissa Thompson, Vice President of Philanthropic Giving and President of the McKesson Foundation. “The recent increase in individuals struggling with mental health requires improved and expanded access to mental health resources. We are honored to support Vibrant Emotional Health’s 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline so that critical services are readily available to those who need it.”

For more information about Vibrant Emotional Health and its programs, including the 988 Lifeline, please visit vibrant.org.

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About Vibrant Emotional Health
For 50 years, Vibrant Emotional Health has been at the forefront of promoting emotional well-being for all people. As leaders, advocates, educators, and innovators in mental health, we have been raising awareness and offering support to everyone struggling. We work daily to help save lives and assist people to get care anytime, anywhere, and in any way that works for them. We are unwavering in believing everyone can achieve emotional wellness with the right care and support. As part of our work, we administer the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, funded by SAMHSA, which provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in emotional distress across the United States. For more information, please visit vibrant.org. Follow Vibrant on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.




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