There’s a severe stigma associated with mental health illness that prevents those closest to us from getting the help they need. The Quell Foundation has students attending over 400 different colleges and universities, across 49 states. Together we can shatter the stigma and normalize the conversation around mental health.
Life Changing Work
The Foundation is already having an impact in the mental health field with students preparing to be the next generation of advocates.
The Quell Foundation partners with colleges and universities to support their unique and exceptional degree programs in mental health care. Partnerships include Pennsylvania State University Marriage and Family Therapy program, Nova Southeastern University’s Equine Therapy program, Becker College Mental Health Counseling program, and The University of Minnesota Integrated Behavioral Health and Addictions Counseling (IBH/AC) program.
Unlike humans, horses don’t edit or filter their communication. They don’t deceive or manipulate. They respond with honesty and directness. And this, surprisingly, is enough. Started in 2018 in partnership with Nova Southeastern University College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, The Quell Foundation sponsors a program testing the effectiveness of equine therapy at “Stable Places” with fascinating and impressive results.
Art for Healing
Whether through painting, sculpture, music or dance, art is a proven tool for improving psychological well-being. The partnership between the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Quell Foundation makes funds available for seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school to pursue a degree in an arts-related field. Recipients will also have a mental health condition or have lost a family member to suicide.