About Us

Psych Central has always been dedicated to helping people better understand their lives — especially their mental health and emotional needs. We have always believed in giving back to the community of our members.

For years, Psych Central has organized community fund drives for members of its Psych Central Community. These fund drives have been focused on individuals in our community who are in dire financial need due to a one-time difficulty, emergency, medical bill, or other situation where such financial help can mean the difference between making it through the month or being homeless. The fund drives result in the disbursement of a personal grant (or micro grant) to the individual in need. Funds raised from individual members in each fund drive have traditionally been matched 1:1 by Psych Central.

Since its inception in late 2005, the fund drives have raised over $20,000 for more than three dozen different members.

The Beyond Blue Grants Program joined the Psych Central Community Connection in 2015 as Beyond Blue Foundation Founder Therese Borchard made the difficult decision to close the Foundation, but continue its projects (learn more about its history here). The Psych Central Community Connection is proud to oversee both Beyond Blue’s Grants Program and its Project Beyond Blue Community.

The Psych Central Community Connection is meant to provide an independent organizational home for these grant-making activities. Psych Central Community Connection is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

 

Our Mission & History

Our Board of Directors & Staff