Colts Kicking The Stigma Initiative

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What Is 'Kicking The Stigma'?

One in five U.S. adults – including one in four Hoosiers – suffer from some form of mental health disorder.

These are our friends and neighbors who struggle every day with depression, anxiety, addiction and other illnesses that take away the quality of life for them and their loved ones.

The Indianapolis Colts and the Irsay Family stand together today and moving forward to "Kick the Stigma" around mental health and encourage anyone battling these illnesses to seek the help they need.

Get A Limited-Edition Kicking the Stigma Knit Beanie

Through Kicking the Stigma, the Irsay Family and the Indianapolis Colts are continuing to raise awareness about mental health disorders and remove the stigma too often associated with these illnesses.

With a donation of $30, you will receive a limited-edition Kicking the Stigma knit beanie, with partial proceeds supporting the Indianapolis Colts Foundation Kicking the Stigma Action Fund. The fund offers Indiana-based nonprofit organizations the opportunity to request necessary funding for projects and programs focusing on the education, support and advocacy of mental health and mental illness. To date, the Kicking the Stigma Action Fund has distributed more than $4.1 million in funding.

Donations must be made through the below link.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

It's okay to not be okay.

If you or someone you know are struggling, there are many resources and services available to fit your concerns and needs.

'Kicking The Stigma' Action Grant Application

Kicking the stigma action grant application

The Kicking the Stigma Action Grant program offers Indiana-based organizations the opportunity to request necessary funding for projects and programs focusing on the education, support and advocacy of mental health and mental illness.

2022 Kicking the Stigma Action Grant Recipients

  • A Kid Again (Indiana Chapter)
  • Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources
  • Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People
  • Carmel Education Foundation
  • Greenwood Education Foundation
  • Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation
  • HVAF of Indiana, Inc.
  • Indiana University SE School of Nursing
  • Indiana Youth Group, Inc.
  • Mental Health America Indiana
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Indianapolis
  • Noblesville Schools Education Foundation
  • Physician Associate Foundation
  • Postpartum Support International Indiana
  • Project Healthy Minds
  • Public Advocates in Community re-Entry
  • Riley Children's Foundation
  • School on Wheels
  • St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, Inc.
  • Step-Up Inc.
  • The Milk Bank
  • Tindley Accelerated Schools
  • Courageous Healing
Donate To 'Kicking The Stigma'

Funds raised will go towards a new Kicking The Stigma Action Fund, which will support expanded programming by Mental Health America Indiana, NAMI Greater Indianapolis, Project Healthy Minds and Bring Change to Mind. The fund also will provide grants to other Indiana-based nonprofits working in education, support and advocacy of mental health.

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Partner Organizations

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, start by calling 2-1-1.