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Storms don't last forever.

There will always be



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A Brighter Day was founded to help teens and young adults recognize and cope with stress and depression. 

Life can be hard as you transition into adulthood. 

It's okay to feel confused and lost.

It's okay to feel like you don't have the emotional resources to deal with life's challenges. 

It's okay to be less than perfect.

No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, you'll always be able to make it through.

Quiz: Am I depressed?

Assessments can be a valuable first step toward getting treatment. Sometimes, we don't seek help out of fear that our problems aren’t legitimate or severe enough to warrant professional intervention.

Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past 2 weeks.

DISCLAIMER: This quiz is NOT a diagnostic tool. Mental health disorders can only be diagnosed by a licensed mental health provider or doctor.

You have to stop thinking that you'll be stuck in your situation forever.

We feel like our heart will never heal, or we'll never get out of this impossible struggle.

Don't confuse a season for a lifetime—even your trials have an expiration date. 

You will grow, life will change, and things will work out.

brittney moses



Stress & Anxiety 

Learn how to manage your stress, cope with anxiety, and thrive—even when you're going through challenging times.

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Teen Suicide

Learn how to recognize the risk factors for teen suicide, work through your depression, and build emotional resilience.

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Teen Bullying

Learn how to recognize teen bullying, stand up to it safely, and help prevent it from happening in your social circles.

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the story behind

A Brighter Day

We founded A Brighter Day in 2015 in memory of my son, Jake Kallen.

Every year, tens of thousands of teenagers struggle with thoughts of helplessness, isolation, depression, and suicide. Sadly, the parents of these teens are the last to learn this, and sometimes after it's too late to take action.

A Brighter Day was founded to help spread awareness about how to recognize and find help for depression, and to build community through social events.

From my family to yours, I thank you for being part of A Brighter Day Charity.

Elliot Kallen

Founder, A Brighter Day

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A Brighter Day presents

What is it?

Got talent? We want to see it! 

Whether you're a singer-songwriter, ballet dancer, magician, or comedian, A Brighter Day wants you to join us in our annual Teen Talent Showcase!

Our Virtual Teen Talent Showcase offers an opportunity for teenage performers to showcase their talent for the chance to win college scholarship prize money!

Our judges are all professional musicians and artists. You'll be judged on originality, content, performance quality and more.


When does it start and end?

Visit TeenTalentShowcase.com for important event dates.

How can I participate?

You can audition for the Teen Talent Showcase from the comfort & safety of your own home!

A Brighter Day is accepting video auditions from all over the world. It couldn't be any easier—click here to submit your audition. We watch every video!





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Thanks to our generous donors and friends, we are now offering College Scholarships!

Your scholarship money will cover your textbooks for up to four years, up to $500 per semester or $1,000 per year. 

Each year, we'll invite you to reapply for a similar scholarship.

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Our Sponsors

A Brighter Day Charity is pleased to recognize those individuals and organizations who contributed to our work through general operating grants, project support, individual gifts, pro bono service, or in–kind contributions. We are grateful. All our generous contributors are listed below.

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Jackson Life Insurance logo
American Century Investments logo
Comyns, Smith, McCleary & Deaver, LLP logo
The Serkes Family
Checkers Catering & Special Events logo
Pacific Life logo
Mark and Jeannie Eitelgeorge
Transamerica logo
Carillon Tower Advisers
Putnam logo
AXS Investments logo
Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson Walnut Creek logo
Patriot logo
ProShares logo
McDermott Costa logo
Beyondcool logo
PGIM Investments
Stadion logo
Carillon Tower Advisers
Heritage Bank of Commerce
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