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Nonprofit Work

Supporting other Mental Health efforts and eliminating the stigma surrounding Mental Health

At 59 Breaths, we are deeply committed to giving back to the community and fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and mental wellness.

As part of our nonprofit work, we proudly support leading organizations and groundbreaking research initiatives that strive to improve mental health and cultivate a kinder, more compassionate world.

Disclaimer: While we donate to the following efforts, there is no formal affiliation between 59 Breaths and these organizations.

Initially, we will focus our support on two remarkable efforts:

  • The "Born This Way" Foundation, because the mental health crisis disproportionately affects young people.

  • The research work of Dr. Leanne Williams on treatment-resistant depression, as depression is a leading cause of suicide.

By focusing on these particular initiatives, we aim to make a meaningful impact in the areas of mental health that are most urgent.

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Born This Way Foundation

Co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness among young people.


The foundation seeks to create a world filled with kindness, understanding, and bravery by facilitating high-impact programming, fostering youth-led conversations, and forging strategic cross-sectoral partnerships.

Through their initiatives, the Born This Way Foundation aims to make kindness cool, empower youth to validate their emotions and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. By encouraging people to practice kindness towards themselves and their communities, the Foundation is actively creating a supportive and caring environment for mental health. Learn more about their unique approach and campaigns at their website or through their storytelling platform, Channel Kindness.

Dr. Leanne Williams


Dr. Leanne Williams

Dr. Leanne Williams, a renowned psychiatrist, and mental health researcher is leading the way in understanding treatment-resistant depression—a significant risk factor for suicide. Along with her team at Stanford Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness, Dr. Williams develops pioneering research on brain circuit biotypes, creating personalized interventions to revolutionize the field of psychiatry.

Her groundbreaking work uses cutting-edge computational models and human connectomes to identify and predict the most effective treatments for each individual. Leveraging advanced imaging and genetic biomarkers, Dr. Williams' research can potentially double the number of people who recover from depression. Her ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between neuroscience insights and their practical applications, improving the lives of those affected by mental disorders.

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