WELCOME TO ABF
The Avery Burton Foundation (ABF) is NOT a suicide prevention agency. ABF is a non-profit 501 c.3 that provides advocacy, educational resources and seeks to end the stigma around mental health. This is done through impactful storytelling via the ABF Resiliency Project and providing Mental Health First Aid (MFHA) tips.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). In Espanol, please contact 1-888-628-9454.
To reach the NEW Suicide Lifeline, dial 988. For more Culturally Competent providers, check our RESOURCES PAGE.
The Avery Burton Foundation has been established to serve as an educational development and community development public charity. The idea of this organization has been initiated from a challenge faced in many communities of having loved ones who may be silently suffering with issues that are too great for them to handle on their own which in some cases can lead to unfortunate outcomes.
These programs (and additional future programming) will be developed and expanded through educational systems, civic organizations, religious organizations and any other non-profits that are willing to partner with the Avery Burton Foundation.
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Avery Burton Foundation
ABF Scholarship ProgrAm
Las Vegas – The Avery Burton Foundation (ABF), a non-profit 501c.3 charity focused on mental health outreach and education, donated $5,000 on May 17th, 2023 to the Public Education Foundation (PEF) in support of the annual scholarship program for Clark County School District high school seniors. The Avery Burton Excellence in Academics & Sports Memorial Scholarship will fund 5 $1,000 scholarships to students selected from over 100 applications this year. Board members, donors, and volunteers were on hand to present the check to PEF representatives.
This year the foundation is awarding five $1,000 dollar scholarships to Clark County high school seniors in partnership with the Public Education Foundation.
The foundation is named after Avery Burton, a graduate of Foothill High School and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He took his life after a major depressive episode in 2017.
Founded in 2019, ABF offers outreach, education resources, and Mental Health First Aid tips to schools, colleges, students, families, businesses, and organizations. Additionally, ABF provides annual scholarships to graduating high school students through the “Avery Burton Excellence in Academics and Sports” Scholarship.
The Avery Burton Excellence in Academics and Sports Scholarship ensures his legacy will live on through the work of the ABF and storytelling initiatives, including the Resilience Project, which published student essays from a then record 57 applicants in 2021. In 2022, ABF saw applications increase to 103.
The ABF Resiliency Project and publishing the essays ensures students have their voices heard. Additionally, it inspires hope for others struggling with the mental health toll from isolation as a result of distance learning during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. For more information please visit: www.
You can learn more about Avery’s Story in Reggie Burton’s book, “This is Depression,” his personal story of Avery’s life and battle with depression available on Amazon or www.
3rd Annual "Hike & Heal" Event
Thanks to All Who Attended, Contributed To This Years Successful Event!
Saturday, November 25th, 2023
Our 3rd Annual Hike & Heal Event in support of raising awareness with teens, adults, and families coping with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma was a huge success!
Was a perfect day to explore The Historic Railroad Tunnels Trail in Boulder City, NV.
Thanks to all the sponsors and attendees for making the day awesome!
With Lake Mead as a backdrop, attendees enjoyed the walk, conversation, and meeting new friends!
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ABF Partners with KSNV-TV Channel 3 (NBC Affiliate) on mental health initiative, Mental Health Matters
NEWS 3 Las Vegas
ABF has partnered with KSNV Channel 3 News Las Vegas to bring you Mental Health Matters segment, which introduces you to real life stories in the Southern Nevada community.
ABF is the official resource partner for the program, which airs Monday’s at 6pm PST.
For more information, visit https://news3lv.com/features/mental-health-matters
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