MISSION STATEMENT

The Dr. Brandt Foundation is dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being
of diverse and underserved communities and to bring awareness to mental health issues
such as depression and suicide prevention.

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OUR STORY

The Dr. Brandt Foundation was established in 2015, in loving memory of the late Dr. Fredric Brandt, who took his own life following a severe, largely silent struggle with depression. In his honor, the Foundation works to destigmatize conversations around mental health so that no one is afraid to seek help, while providing tangible, accessible mental health support to those in need, online and in real life.

“Every day when I wake up, I want to improve my life, my work and the world.”

 

—Dr. Brandt

COMPANY VALUES

At Dr. Brandt Skincare®, our skincare products, backed by science, are only a small part of our brand's overall healthy aging philosophy. This philosophy is the culmination of Dr. Brandt's vision and holistic approach to treating the skin.

We continue his legacy by not only supporting the well-being of your skin but ensuring that you have a healthy way to cope with the stress you are experiencing right now.

Dr. Brandt Skincare®

MICRODERMABRASION

AGE-DEFYING EXFOLIATOR,

WITH A HEART

 

With every unit sold, Dr. Brandt Skincare® will donate $1 to the Dr. Brandt Foundation to support mental health programs.

EVERY DAY APPROXIMATELY

123 AMERICANS DIE BY SUICIDE.

THERE IS ONE DEATH BY SUICIDE IN THE UNITED STATES EVERY 12 MINUTES.

OUR IMPACT: 

# S A Y I L O V E Y O U  S P E A K E R  S E R I E S

 

Despite increased public awareness around mental health issues like depression and anxiety, lingering stigma means many still avoid discussing their personal struggles openly. This stigma often prevents people from seeking treatment, which can isolate them even more, worsening their condition, and even becoming life-threatening. The Dr. Brandt Foundation’s #SayILoveYou speaker series aims to create safe online spaces for frank discussions about mental health. The Foundation invites healthcare professionals, high-profile individuals, and diverse community voices to a virtual stage to discuss issues, share personal stories, or offer advice on coping.

 

"Our goal is to show individuals that it’s okay to talk about our mental health journeys, no matter where we are. Through the #SayILoveYou series, we’re advocating for self-acceptance as a form of self-care."

— Stéphane Colleu, CEO, Dr. Brandt® Skincare

ABOUT 1 IN 5 AMERICANS EXPERIENCE A

MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION, BUT ONLY

HALF RECEIVE TREATMENT. (NAMI)

THE AVERAGE DELAY BETWEEN ONSET OF MENTAL ILLNESS SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT IS 11 YEARS.

OUR IMPACT: 

HEALING PAWS

The Dr. Brandt Foundation is proud to be at the forefront of innovation and holistic methods of healing. Our youth are facing mental health challenges in record numbers today and for children in complex social situations, as well as those who have experienced trauma, abuse, or been diagnosed with autism, the risk of developing a mental disorder is significantly higher than the average.

 

Starting with our local community here in Miami, the Dr. Brandt Foundation is proud to offer licensed animal-assisted therapy for at-risk youth in:

        • Miami-Dade County Public Schools

        • Juvenile Detention Centers

        • Foster Care/Group Homes

 

Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) takes a unique, holistic approach to improving mental wellness and functioning. While still an emerging field, multiple studies demonstrate that the experience of bonding with animals can be extremely therapeutic, reducing feelings of anxiety, isolation, and hostility while improving social-emotional development. These positive findings are backed by a systematic review of 24 studies examining the use of AAI with at-risk youth. For vulnerable or troubled children and adolescents, AAI offers a less traditional form of mental health intervention that can promote feelings of calm, connection, and safety within a professional therapeutic framework.

EACH YEAR, AN ESTIMATED 1 IN 5 U.S. CHILDREN EXPERIENCE A MENTAL, EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIORAL DISORDER, INCLUDING ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS.

70.4% OF YOUTH IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM HAVE A DIAGNOSED MENTAL ILLNESS.

OF THE 400,000-PLUS CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE IN AMERICA, IT’S ESTIMATED THAT NEARLY 80 PERCENT SUFFER FROM A SIGNIFICANT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 
THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE AT 800-273-8255 (TALK) or call 911 immediately.

The Dr. Brandt® Foundation is dedicated to mental health well-being by committing to a safe and healthy way to help, advocate for, and educate individuals and the community.

The Edward Charles Foundation is a fiscal sponsor of the Dr. Brandt Foundation. The Edward Charles Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID# 26-4245043). 

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