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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.

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


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.


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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Upcoming Events

Ladies Event

Sunday, Feb 13th, 2022

Join us for an entertaining afternoon of Bubbles & Brunch benefiting A Brighter Day, founded to help teens and young adults recognize and cope with stress and depression.

Grab your favorite gal-pal and register today! Attendance is limited and will sell out. 

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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.

Where can I watch the show?

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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

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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Our Past 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.

Platinum Sponsors

Prosperity Financial Group San Ramon Danville Walnut Creek Alamo Lafayette Orinda Moraga Financial Planners Wealth Management Financial Advisor 401(k) Fiduciary
Taylor Family Foundation
The Serkes Family
Comyns, Smith, McCleary & Deaver, LLP logo

Gold Sponsors

The Righetti Family
Firedoll Foundation logo
Julie & Paul Candau

Silver Sponsors

ProShares logo
Have a Ball Foundation Golf Tournament Logo
Fuddruckers logo
beyondcool logo
Pacific Life logo
Transamerica logo
AEI Consultants logo
ColorZone logo
Sierra Investments logo
Markstein Sales Co logo
Packaging Options USA logo
Putnam logo
City National Bank logo
Diablo Foods logo
Hartford Funds logo
The Olsen Team logo
Kellco Services Inc logo
XIVI Menswear logo
Jackson Life Insurance logo
Voya Financial logo
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Mark & Jeannie Eitelgeorge

Bronze Sponsors

Daley Entertainment Agency
American Century Investments logo
University of Montana logo
Global X ETFs
McDermott Costa logo
ProShares logo
Jackson Life Insurance logo
Heritage Bank of Commerce logo
Crow Canyon Country Club logo
Charity Golf International
Pacific Life logo
Patriot logo
AEI Consultants logo
Dixon Golf logo
AXS Investments logo
The Geifman Family
Callippe Preserve Golf Course logo

General Sponsors

Orinda Asset Management logo
Carillon Tower Advisers logo
Casey's Auto Body logo
The Notas Family
American Century Investments logo
BV Vineyards logo
Kelly Shu logo
Evans logo
PreSonus logo
Southwest Airlines logo
The Fisher Family
Carpet Dimension Inc.
Zacks Investment Management logo
PGIM Investments
Pacific Life logo
Catalyst Funds logo
Raymond Vineyards logo
Yamaha Drums logo
Trader Joe's logo
Lord Abbett logo
Eagle Funds logo
Sensiba San Filippo LLP logo
First Trust logo
All World Sports Memorabilia logo
Jessup Cellars logo
Mazzocco Sonoma wine logo
Hope & Grace Winery Napa Valley
Cris Sena
Nationwide logo
Catalyst Funds logo
Columbia Threadneedle Investments logo
Congregation B’nai Shalom logo
Round Pond Estate logo
Shure Sound Extraordinary logo