A 10-year Reflection by Lauren Anderson

In March 2010, with the nudge of a close college friend, my family and I began raising money through an annual run we created in Josh’s memory. We didn’t yet have a firm plan of how we would use the donations–but we knew we wanted to reach teens directly with mental health resources and support. […]

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omm featured on born this way foundation’s channel kindness: Dispatches From Chromatica: D.C.

OMM 2021-22 Impact Report


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wtop news spotlights omm as recipient of funding from lady gaga’s born this way foundation

omm featured on NBC4 as INOVA grant recipient

OMM Receives $50,000 from Born This Way Foundation

We are so excited to announce that Our Minds Matter has been chosen as a first-round recipient of a $50,000 grant from Born This Way Foundation’s Kindness in the Community Fund. Born This Way Foundation, co-founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports the mental health of young people and works with them […]

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From Edison Minds Matter to the White House…

by Kheira Bekkadja This past fall, I started my first semester of college with a life-long goal of working to build bridges literally by studying civil & infrastructure engineering and figuratively through de-stigmatizing mental health and youth empowerment. My passion for mental health started as a sophomore in high school, when I served as the […]

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OMM representative at the White House

On Wednesday, May 20, 2022 Our Minds Matter’s own Kheira Bekkadja was invited to the White House for the first-ever Mental Health Youth Action Forum, an event led by MTV Entertainment. Kheira joined OMM in 2018 as part of her school’s club, and she’s now a senior advisor on our Teen Advisory Council.  Kheira was […]

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