We find mental health interventions that work for young people and add fuel through funding, policy, and targeted research to drive action.
of psychiatrists are over the age of 45
is the national average wait time for behavioral services
more mental health professionals are needed to meet the current need for serious mental illness and substance use disorder
costliest disease in direct and indirect costs
of all US counties do not have a practicing Psychiatrist
Finding things that work.
Determine what it will take to scale up the most promising solutions to meet the mental health needs of young people.
Finding the way forward.
Work in three ways:
Administer individual grants to people who simply need a little help to get their lives back on track.
A pioneer in Live Streaming and Esports with over 20 years of experience in Community, Marketing, and Interactive Content. Credited as one of the first online game commentators (Shoutcasters) and has hosted and/or broadcasted events for Twitch, Intel, Blizzard, Riot, Hi-Rez, Skybound, Alienware/Dell, WCG, MLG, Dreamhack, Valve, Penny Arcade, E3, and more. Joined the Founding team of Twitch in 2011 and spent 10 years working with the newest generation of Creators to continue to shape success and promote innovation for live broadcasting in the gaming industry. Accomplishments have been covered in Forbes, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, SF Chronicle, NY Times, and others.
Wayne Mackey, Ph.D. is a Neuroscientist at NYU and the Founder and CEO of Statespace. Dr. Mackey received his B.A. in Psychology from Temple University and his Ph.D. in Cognition and Perception from NYU. His groundbreaking scientific work includes research, publications, and partnerships on multiple aspects of the intersection between neuroscience and technology. A lifelong gamer, he created Aim Lab which has over 40 million players + partnered with Riot Games and Ubisoft. Dr, Mackey is also a board member of the Worldwide Good Game League which works to bring Esports to underserved communities, he is also an advisor for the Queer Women of Esports Mentorship Program. Dr. Mackey credits video games for opening up a path to a college education and his scientific career.
Kevin Lin is a serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and advocate for the power of community in gaming culture. He is the cofounder and former COO of Twitch where his sense of gaming culture and community propelled the platform to more than 140 million unique monthly visitors and made the platform a leader in the industry. Since stepping away from Twitch, Kevin has become a mentor to several startups in the US and Taiwan. Kevin's notable achievements include cofounding Metatheory, cofounding Gold House, becoming a partner in AUM Group, and serving on the board of Krafton, Oura, Baobab, OneMoreMultiverse. Kevin is also an angel investor, an avid video game lover, anime fan, and an aspiring DJ.
Also known as ”Dr. K” to millions of people on the internet, Dr. Kanojia is the cofounder of Healthy Gamer, a mental health platform that serves the gaming community. He has inspired millions of people with online content while overseeing the mental health coaching of thousands of young people. He is widely regarded as the foremost expert on video game addiction and most prominent mental health authority for young people. Dr. Kanojia also holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.
Kruti Kanojia is the CEO and cofounder of Healthy Gamer. Her background in healthcare management, startups and nonprofits make her adept at navigating emerging healthcare disparities. She has worked with large international NGO’s and private foundations including the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the National Resources Defense Council, and the Clinton Foundation to promote initiatives and secure funding to advance the quality of life for people all over the world.
Help us champion the needs of young people to live happier, more meaningful lives. The ripple effect of better mental health in young people boosts economic output, social harmony, and overall health.
of care providers in all of medicine!
for every 1 joining the field in next 10 years.
of patients in LA had to wait greater than 5 weeks to see a psychiatrist.
Median cost of an evaluation
of the increased economic burden of depression is due to increasing severity of depression and the ever-increasing cost of treatment options.
of mid-Atlantic psychiatrists were accepting new patients.
could schedule an appointment in next 2 weeks.
could schedule an appointment in 6 weeks.