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Our Mission

A Brighter Day unites stress and depression resources with teens and their parents with the goal of stopping teen suicide.

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.

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.


Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?

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.

Managing 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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Preventing Teen Suicide

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

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Stopping 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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6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Callippee Preserve – Pleasanton, CA
Friday, June 24th, 2022
Join us for an entertaining afternoon of golf, games, good food and friends benefiting A Brighter Day charity, founded to help teens and young adults recognize and cope with stress and depression.

Grab your best golf buds and register today!

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The Story Behind

A Brighter Day

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.


Founder, A Brighter Day

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College Scholarship Program for
High School Seniors

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. Apply before our deadline — applications close on May 31st of each year!

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