Our Mission:

Prevention. 

 
 
 
 
 
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What is the Shining Minds Project?

Shining Minds Project is non-profit with roots in mental health, suicide awareness, and childhood abuse. Our work is founded on the belief that suicide is preventable and that early education, communication, and action are essential to prevention.
 

 
 
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Why we started the Shining Minds Project

Our story is messy & complicated but we believe in making our mess our message. Most non-profits begin when a group of people discover a problem not currently being addressed. Our story begins much like that…

In the spring of 2018, we lost our beloved daughter, sister, cousin, and best friend to suicide. We realized that, while there are many wonderful non-profits addressing the issues surrounding mental health and suicide, there aren’t many organizations dedicated to early education and prevention.

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Our Goal

We are also intent on changing legislation in order to better protect people from cyberbullying and harassment, which can lead to ongoing mental health issues.

 

81%

OF YOUNG PEOPLE THINK BULLYING ONLINE IS EASIER TO GET AWAY WITH THAN BULLYING IN PERSON. 

Via dosomething.org

 

68%

of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.

Via dosomething.org

 
 

43%

of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.

Via dosomething.org

 
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How YOU can help by getting involved.

We can't do this alone, and we can't do this without people like you. There are so, so many ways you can help us make our dreams come true in Kat's honor. Whether it be donating your time, your money, resources, or talents- we promise you there's a way you can help us change everything- and help us save lives.

 

donations

Nonprofits cost money to operate, too, especially when starting out. We have big plans and big dreams and even $1 donation helps us get so much closer to our goals. 
 

 

get informed

Sign-up for our newsletter to get information of what we're doing, what's planned next, and updates on our mission to change legislation directly to your inbox.

FUNDRAISING

Want to donate to the cause, but don't have it in your account? Involved with your church, school, university or another group? There are SO many ways to hold fundraisers- checkout our favorites here.
 

 

spread the word

At the end of the day, we need the word of the Shining Minds Project spread. Share our mission on social media, and hashtag #WeShineOn- such a small effort helps us tremendously. 

 
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Thank you for doing this! Often people's stories go unheard much like my own I'm glad someone is finally willing to listen and something is being done.

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