Innovative Advocate Solomé Tibebu Leads New Mental Health Initiative
Solomé Tibebu is the Director of the Upswing Fund. She is leading the effort to provide timely resources to organizations that focus on the mental health and well-being supports to adolescents of color and/or LGBTQ+ in the United States—populations that face urgent needs during the pandemic but too often lack access to the care they need. Funding for the effort comes from Pivotal Ventures, a personal investment and incubation company founded and led by Melinda Gates.
In this episode, apart from learning about the incredible funding opportunity available to mental health providers who focus on adolescents of color and LGBTQ youth, we also learn about the amazing Solomé Tibebu, who leads the effort.
What You'll Learn
Pivotal venture's efforts to fund an act that serves as COVID response to the needs of the service providers who are delivering mental health and well-being support to adolescents of color and LGBTQ youth.
More resources on mental health and well-being available to adolescents of color and LGBTQ.
Tips on taking care of your mental health base on Solome's lived experience.
And much more!
“I do hope that as an industry, we can recognize that the service providers are people too. And we have to make sure that they're getting the care and support they need every day as they navigate with impacted budgets as a result of COVID.” - Solomé Tibebu
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