Changing the Way the World Treats Mental Health

Our Purpose
 

Integrating self-care approaches, such as exercise, nutrition and mind-body practices, into treating mental illness and promoting mental well-being.

Research

We fund and promote evidence-based research on how self-care approaches such as exercise, nutrition and mind-body practices benefit mental health and well-being.

Programs

We create and support programs and initiatives that integrate evidence-based, holistic, self-care, approaches into the optimization of mental well-being.

Collaboration

We serve as a collaborative hub to advance a roadmap for an integrated approach to mental health.

Welcome to the JWB Foundation's newest initiative, the world's first mental well-being certification organization, grounded in evidence-based research, self care practices, and a psychological perspective on exercise, nutrition, connection and mindfulness.

Check out our first certification: the mental well-being certification for fitness professionals

GLOBAL STATISTICS
Every person reading this has experienced, or had a friend or family member who has experienced, mental illness.
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million people worldwide suffer from depression, and it is one of the leading causes of disability. WHO LogoVisit Site
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people 10-34 years old in the US. Rates are up 35% since 2000 .CDC LogoVisit Site
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Americans live with a mental health condition. NAMI LogoVisit Site
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On average, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world.WHO LogoVisit Site
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Our approaches to mental and emotional health must expand to include the whole person — body, mind and spirit — within the context of community. Every mental healthcare professional should be trained in integrative approaches to mental health.

What We Believe About Mental Health

Mental health is the ability to navigate and recover from emotional, social and psychological stress. It is the resilience to cope with life events and maintain a general sense of happiness, contentment and well-being. It is more a journey than a destination.

Requires a

Mind-Body Approach

dual continnum

Occurs

On A Dual Continuum

Benefits from

Positive
Stress

Minds in Motion: Integrating Mental Health Wellness. 

Check out JWB Founders, Victor and Lynne Brick, at the Fitness Technology Summit…

Turning Heartache into Action: During the peak of the pandemic, at the 2020 Global Wellness Summit, JWB Founder Victor Brick shared our founding story and vision.

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OUR APPROACH

Integrating science, applications and collaboration

RESEARCH

Building an evidence base for holistic approaches

PROGRAMS

Providing real-world tools and protocols for mental health

Collaboration

Convening mental health champions to create change

Our Commitment To Mental Health Research

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Grants

The JWB Foundation has funded a $1.2 million, gold-standard study with the University of California, San Francisco, to determine the effect of positive stress on
mental health.

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In supporting the Catch-a-Lift Fund, The JWB Foundation has given combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress free gym memberships and online coaching.

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The JWB Foundation provided fitness equipment to Johns Hopkins Medical Center to create an exercise room in the adolescent psychiatric unit

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The JWB Foundation awarded a grant to Arundel Lodge, a not-for-profit, community mental health center, to build and equip a fitness center to boost mental health and wellness of patients.

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