We're on a mission to make the world a better place for adults and children living with challenges and/or illness related to their mental health.

ABKF + Fit Kids

Brain Science & Physical Activity

Our newest initiative, Why Move? brings together brain science and physical activity, in the best possible ways. Why Move? is piloting a new approach that sees kids developing a habit of being more active while learning about their brain and emotions. Couple that knowledge with strategies for developing mindfulness, kindness, and compassion towards others, and you’ve forged a stronger foundation for a healthy life. We’re bringing the Why Move? initiative to 15 states in 2023, for a two-year pilot program. Our dream of bringing Why Move? to every school district in the nation is a long-term goal. One of our partners in Why Move? is Fit Kids




"I believe depression is legitimate. But I also believe that if you don’t exercise, eat nutritious food, get sunlight, get enough sleep, consume positive material, surround yourself with support, then you aren’t giving yourself a fighting chance."
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey

How We Help

Improving access to affordable mental healthcare

Scholarships for mental health education and certification to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
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Sponsoring Mental Health Literacy

College Education program incorporated in all health care discipline college curriculums. (Carroll University, Waukesha)
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Backing Creative Strategies to Discuss Mental Wellness

ART with Impact brings stigma to its knees by introducing mental health topics to college campuses through film, theater, music and poetry.
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Supporting Suicide Prevention

Through providing access to peer support Hope Squads in middle schools and high schools.
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Funding Early Detection and Behavioral Health Treatment

Penfield Children’s Clinic (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and Marquette University’s Applied Behavior Analysis program.
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Assisting New Ways to Talk About Feelings While Respecting Culture

Yalla! Let’s Talk provides opportunities for Arab-identifying millennials and Gen Z youth to share and talk in a variety of formats, from anywhere in the world.
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Providing Mental Health Education

Mental health webinars available free to the public.
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Support Mental Health Services for Unrepresented Communities

Supporting Mental Health For Displaced Individuals, Frontline and Essential Workers and Refugees (Acute Trauma Assessment and Intervention).
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Finding Multiple Ways to Reach Out and Talk About Depression

Giving Voice to Depression Podcasts and social media bring everyday people together to share experiences and offer their support, now under the ABKF umbrella.
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"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."


"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi