The Quell Foundation strives to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and incarcerations of people with mental health illness. We work to accomplish this by encouraging people to share their stories, increasing access to mental health services, providing a pipeline of future mental health care professionals with scholarships, and training first responders to recognize mental health crisis warning signs amongst their own.
There's a severe stigma associated with mental health illness that prevents those closest to us from getting the help they need. By promoting open, judgment-free dialogue, together we can shatter the stigma and normalize the conversation around mental health.
The Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Scholarship is awarded to third or fourth-year undergraduate students or graduate students pursuing a degree in psychology, social work or other fields of study related to the provision of mental health services. The award was established as a means of fulfilling The Quell Foundation's mission to increase the talent pipeline through scholarship awards to students entering the mental healthcare profession, expand the delivery of needed mental health care services and promote reformation to extend the scope of clinical, behavioral health professional services.
This important recognition is accompanied with:
A) A one-year distribution of a $1,500 scholarship.
B) Opportunity to participate in the foundation's awareness events/activities.