Breaking the Cycle of AdversityOct 5, 2021
Morgan Stanley-backed researchers are working to identify the root causes of mental health disparities among Latinx youth in the wake of the COVID pandemic, as well as ways to address such disparities.
Our latest initiative combines the resources and reach of Morgan Stanley with the knowledge and experience of our distinguished nonprofit partner organizations to help deliver positive, tangible impact on the critical challenges of stress, anxiety, and depression in children, adolescents and young people.
“As mental health challenges among children and adolescents are rapidly becoming more pervasive and more urgent, we firmly believe there is not only an opportunity, but an obligation for the private sector to play a critical role in addressing the problem. The Morgan Stanley Foundation is proud to be making an impact on this critical issue.” — Joan Steinberg, President, Morgan Stanley Foundation
The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health Reemergence Program set out to identify how teens are coping with life since the start of the pandemic and improve access to resources supporting them through this difficult time.
A study conducted by Columbia University Department of Psychiatry researchers and funded by Morgan Stanley is looking at the brain—along with smartphone habits—to try to determine how and why adolescents experience this increasingly prevalent mental illness.
Remote learning and social distancing have ramped-up internet use among kids— but not without impact to their mental health. Morgan Stanley has partnered with the Child Mind Institute to study the impact and make recommendations.
To bring to scale proven methods of improving children’s mental health outcomes
To bring emerging and innovative ideas to fruition
To help ensure that effective organizations can sustain their practices
To use our voice and our deep global connections to raise awareness, drive innovative thinking and reduce stigma
The Jed Foundation is a national nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults.Visit The JED Foundation
Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental illness and learning disorders.Visit Child Mind Institute
The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization specifically focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.Visit the Steve Fund
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, located in New York City, offers the best available care in every area of pediatrics—including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric subspecialties—in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting.Visit NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Around since 1923, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH works in over 60 communities with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.Visit SAMH
Mind HK is an organization that works to ensure that no one in Hong Kong has to face a mental health problem alone.Visit Mind HK
Place2Be is a national charity with a mission to improve the mental wellbeing and prospects of children, their families and school communities across the UK.Visit Place2Be
The Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, located in New York City, is among the top ranked psychiatry departments in the nation and its distinguished clinicians and researchers have contributed greatly to the diagnosis and treatment of depression, suicide, schizophrenia, bipolar and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and childhood psychiatric disorders.Visit the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
The Advisory Board of The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health brings together Morgan Stanley experts in medicine and philanthropy with prominent leaders in the mental health field. Together they work to deliver the strategic priorities of the Alliance and to guide it in its mission of supporting mental health in children, adolescents and young adults.