Ways to Donate

At Be the Change in Mental Health, we rely on donations to fund our programs. We genuinely appreciate gifts of all sorts. To maximize your impact right now and help us solve our country's mental health crisis, here are the most effective ways you can contribute. We also have a fundraiser currently running here.

Note that you can also donate by texting BETHECHANGE (all caps) to 53-5555.

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The impact of your contribution


Your financial contribution to Be the Change in Mental Health plays a crucial role in providing essential mental health services to those suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental and health conditions. We work with individuals of all walks of life. We work closely with first responders and veterans who, because of the nature of their work, can experience significant anxiety. When you choose to donate, you stand alongside us as we provide hope for all of our patients.

We use your donations to treat patients, buy medicine, and pay for TMS treatments and psychotherapy. At BTC, our commitment is to bring hope and recovery to all those who need mental healing and want to live in mental wellness. This becomes possible thanks to individuals and companies like you who generously donate to Be the Change in Mental Health.

Your support is the driving force behind these accomplishments, and we sincerely thank you for it.

Join us in improving our community's Mental Health

Q. How can you help?

Sponsor a set of individuals or a group to get treatment that their insurance will not cover:

  • First Responders
  • Firefighters
  • Police
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Veterans
  • Iran/Iraq
  • Vietnam
  • Specific branch or responsibility

Help those who are suffering because they have served their communities, when the rest of the systems are failing them.

Q. Why support people in mental health crisis?

Supporting people in mental health crisis is not only a compassionate and ethical imperative but also essential for the overall well-being of individuals and society as a whole.

Mental health crisis can be life-threatening, with individuals experiencing overwhelming distress, thoughts of self-harm or suicide, or acute psychotic episodes. By supporting BTC in Mental Health, your donation enables us to connect with more individuals and provide them with treatment, and therapeutic support.

Together, we can help improve individual well-being and build a more compassionate, resilient, and inclusive society.

Q. Why support First Responders?

What do the statistics say?

  • First Responders have a greater chance of dying from cancer, heart attacks, and strokes than the very people they serve. (1)
  • First Responder divorce rate is 70% which is 20% higher than the US national average.
  • First Responder life expectancies can be up to 20 years less than civilians. (2)
  • First Responders have a greater chance of dying by suicide than in the line of duty. (3)

Our treatments at Be the Change in Mental Health address the underlying causes of these distressing statistics.

Information above provided by First Responders Resiliency, Inc.

Cited sources:

  • Soteriades ES, Kim J, Christophi CA, Kales SN. (2019) Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Firefighters: A state-of-the-art Review and Meta-Analysis.
  • GU JK, Charles LE, Burchfiel CA, Andrew ME, Violanti JM (2011). Cancer incidence among police officers in the U.S. northeast region: 1976-2006
  • Vena JE, Violanti JM, Marshall J, Fiedler RC (1986). Mortality of a municipal worker cohort: III. Police officers.
  • Tracy, T (March 1993). Fit for duty. Demand it. Police. P. 18
  • Heyman, M., Dill, J. & Douglas, R. (2018). The Ruderman white paper on mental health and suicide of first responders.

Q. Why support Veterans?

What do the statistics say?

About 11% to 20% of veterans have suffered from PTSD in a given year. Of the 1.9 million veterans, about 209,000 to 380,000 will be developing PTSD, says the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • In 2020, there were 6,146 Veteran suicides. This was on average 16.8 per day.
  • In 2020, adjusting for population age and sex differences, the suicide rate for Veterans was 57.3% greater than for non-Veteran U.S. adults. Among U.S. adults who died from suicide in 2020 (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

In 2008, the VA estimated that about 1 in 3 Veterans visiting primary care clinics has some symptoms of depression; 1 in 5 has serious symptoms that suggest the need for further evaluation for major depression; and 1 in 8 to 10 has major depression, requiring treatment with psychotherapy or antidepressants.

The divorce rate for combat veterans is high, with a staggering 80% of combat veterans experiencing divorce. This is due to the fact that veterans are not able to return to civilian life like they were before, and injuries and mental problems are also common culprits. (From "The Soldiers Project)

Our treatments at Be the Change in Mental Health address the underlying causes of these distressing statistics.

Q. Does insurance cover my treatments?

We do not bill any insurance providers directly. Our patients pay out of pocket for all services but can request the supporting paperwork from our administrative team to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. Ketamine-assisted Therapy is not covered by any insurance company at this point. That said, patients may be able to get partial reimbursement from their insurance companies for the physical examination by the doctor and the therapy visits.

We are currently working on getting credentialed to accept insurance for Neurostar treatments.

Q. What are our goals and scope of work?

Funding, sponsorship, and donations:

  • Immediately reduces costs and increases accessibility to those in need.
  • Helps to create a scalable model by funding pilot studies of group therapy models.
  • Helps to heal families, workplaces and communities.
  • Helps to ensure workplace retention.
  • Helps to create value and access:
  • By 2025 helps to serve 1000 patients.
  • By 2025 helps to reduce costs of modalities to patients by 50%.

Q. Who are we?

Be the Change in Mental Health (BTC) is a 501(c)3 California Non-Profit Corporation staffed by licensed professionals delivering innovative mental health solutions in a legal and safe environment.

  • Operational mental health clinic with multiple treatment rooms serving patients.
  • Physician founded, led, and supervised with oversight by a strong Board of Directors.
  • Specialty-trained psychotherapists, nurses, and technicians committed to delivering care to those in need.

Why does BTC exist?

 

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Be the Change in Mental Health has several sponsorship packages for you to help heal the First Responders and Veterans who have served our communities. All funding will directly support treatment; all funds will be associated with individuals and groups. We are already a fully functioning mental health clinic with established nonprofit status (IRS designated 501(c)3 on the California State Charity Registration List). We are staffed with licensed medical personnel and treatment modalities in a safe, comforting and beautiful premise. There are 6 designated sponsorship packages, with custom packages also available.



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DAF Information

If you have a Donor-Advised Fund or would like to suggest a grant, you can search for us using our EIN number 85-1043181 and our full, official name Be the Change in Mental Health.