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Rise Above The Disorder

Too many people can't afford mental health care. We’re working to change that.

aka Rise Above The Disorder   |   Lakewood, CA   |  http://YouAreRAD.org

Mission

We Are Rise Above The Disorder, a non-profit providing entirely free mental health care for people all over the world. Supported by our members, empowered by the music and gaming industry, we have helped over 30,000 people begin an incredible journey towards recovery from mental health issues. If you believe that no one should be left without mental health care due to the inability to afford services, You Are RAD.

Ruling year info

2016

CEO

Jason Docton

Main address

5150 Candlewood St Ste #6E

Lakewood, CA 90712 USA

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EIN

46-2688472

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rise Above The Disorder (RAD) is dedicated to making mental health care services more accessible to all. Currently over 450 million individuals in the United States alone struggle with mental health issues and nearly 70% cite access and cost as the main reasons they have not started care. These numbers have increased significantly in the midst of the COVID 19 Pandemic due to significant shifts in society and employment uncertainty. These struggles also disproportionately affect people of color, youth, the LGBTQIA+ community and many other underserved minority communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Universal Mental Health Care

With the two greatest barriers to recovery being access and affordability, RAD responds by providing entirely free mental health services made available to anyone in the world.

The process works by having one of our social workers find the best possible care local to those in need, then using our donations to cover the cost on the person's behalf.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

RAD pairs applicants with licensed social workers on our CARE Team who personalize a wellness program to each individual. By guiding applicants through the process of finding a therapist, budgeting for costs, and navigating insurance, our CARE Team helps thousands match with their perfect therapist. If the applicant is unable to afford services, 100% of the costs are covered by donations.

Our therapist finder enables people all over the world to take their first major step towards recovery. The program directly connects applicants with our clinical social workers, who personalize the entire process of healing.
The therapist finder has a 97% success rate, with only 3% of people stopping therapy after the first session. Our social workers take the time to understand how people are feeling, educate them on their health, and use this knowledge to find the perfect therapist for them.

Our flagship grant program entirely covers the cost of mental health services for those in need. For the millions of people around the world hoping to feel well again, this system makes it possible. Using the same process as of our therapist finder, we locate the best possible support then use donations to cover the cost. Our social workers remain a major support system for the duration of care, able to help find additional support for medication, medical care, meditation, or transportation as needed- still entirely covered by donations.

In addition to our flagship programs, RAD is also strongly aligned with the gaming community and regularly partners with top video game streamers, influencers and brands to increase mental health awareness. Past supporters include Coinbase, Microsoft, MTV, and Columbia Records. RAD has also collaborated with Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, xQc, Ludwig and Mr. Beast, with the latter three being top streamers who amass an online audience of over 3.1million.

We have a team of licensed social workers who are all exceptionally trained to personalize the care system for each individual. We also have our business development team who works to cultivate corporate and brand partnerships to further our mission. We are well networked in the gaming industry and already work with several of the top online influencers, streamers and brands.

Since its inception, RAD has helped over 39,000 individuals across 133 countries and saved over $702 million dollars in health care costs through both programs. 62% were female and 38% were male. 66.3% were between the ages of 12-22 years old. Currently over 200 individuals per month are actively receiving help from grants and over 500 individuals per week are accessing a service provided by RAD. Each of the 11 case managers handles 25-30 active cases at a time and we are averaging over 150 new grant applications per month.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rise Above The Disorder

Board of directors
as of 06/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Spiher

Dignitas

Term: 2017 -

Beth Barerra

Anthem Healthcare

Eric Mellgren

Warner Music Group

George Georgallidis

Counter Logic Gaming

Allison Rothman

Morrison Rothman

Dalia Ahmed

Mind Easy

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/3/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/03/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.