The Dr. Brandt Foundation leads in innovative healing methods. Amid rising youth mental health challenges, especially for those in complex social situations or with trauma, abuse, or autism, the risk of mental disorders is notably high.
In Miami, the Dr. Brandt Foundation offers certified animal-assisted therapy for at-risk youth in:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Juvenile Detention Centers
Foster Care/Group Homes
Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) is a holistic approach that improves mental wellness. Studies show that bonding with animals is therapeutic, reducing anxiety, isolation, and hostility while enhancing social-emotional development. AAI offers unconventional yet effective mental health support for vulnerable youth.
Partnering with Pet Partners, a leading nonprofit for animal-assisted interventions, the Dr. Brandt Foundation promotes AAI. Learn more at www.petpartners.org about becoming a registered therapy animal team.
S P E A K E R S E R I E S
Despite increased public awareness around mental health issues, lingering stigma, especially in under-represented communities, means many still avoid discussing their personal struggles openly.
The Dr. Brandt Foundation’s #SayILoveYou speaker series strategically aims to create safe spaces for frank discussions about mental health. The Foundation invites high-profile individuals, mental health professionals and diverse community voices to discuss issues, share lived experiences and resources for support in order to normalize and destigmatize mental health challenges.
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH MICRODERMABRASION
We believe that skincare is part of something much bigger. This philosophy is the culmination of Dr. Brandt's vision and holistic approach to treating the skin, which ensures that not only does skin look good, but people feel good.
For every product in The Dr. BRANDT Microdermabrasion collection sold, a portion of the proceeds are donated to support these mental health and wellness initiatives.
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.