Summer 2023
Bravo Bradley 2023

More than $1 Million Raised at Bravo Bradley 2023!

Bradley Hospital raised over $1 million during its signature annual event, Bravo Bradley, held this year on June 9 at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol. The evening – designed around the theme “Reaching for the Stars” – included dinner, dancing, a speaking program, and live auction in a tented space on Mount Hope Farm’s beautiful waterfront grounds.

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Bravo Bradley 2023 FAN video

Bravo Bradley Raises Nearly $420,000
for The Bradley Center

The Bradley Center, an acute residential treatment facility for adolescents ages 12-18, was the 2023 fund-a-need for Bravo Bradley. The center takes a family-centered approach to intensive therapy for youth facing suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression and more; it’s a safe place where they can do the needed work and still be teens.

Watch video or give to The Bradley Center

CRAFT Playground

Bradley Hospital CRAFT Program Celebrates
Grand Opening of New, Expanded Playground

Just in time for summer vacation, the residents of Bradley Hospital’s campus-based Children’s Residential and Family Treatment (CRAFT) Program get to enjoy a long-awaited play area right at their back door. The nearly $400,000 project was funded completely by our philanthropic supporters, and replaces a too-small, well-worn, and impractical playground that really didn’t offer what the children at CRAFT enjoy most – basketball, Four Square, swings, giant chalkboards, and an expansive, soft play surface for running around or playing games like soccer.

More about the playground and the generous funders


Gratitude at Bradley Hospital: Izzy’s Story

The milestone of a child starting preschool is often a joyous, yet bittersweet occasion for parents. As they see their little ones gain independence and make new friends, it also marks a new chapter in life. Unfortunately, when Amy’s daughter Izzy started school, it was anything but a joyful time.

Learn how Bradley Hospital got Izzy back on track

Read the Latest Issue of Free the Future

This issue of Free the Future includes Izzy’s story (above) as well as an interview with sleep research pioneer Mary Carskadon, PhD, Director of the Sleep Science Research Lab of Bradley Hospital. You’ll also lean how the hospital is providing behavioral health education and training in Rhode Island public schools, as well as its involvement in a global initiative to promote Mental Health First Aid.

Enjoy the latest issue

2023 Free the Future


What is DBT Therapy?

DBT Therapy, or dialectical behavior therapy, sounds complicated. Dr. Kerri Kim is here to discuss what it is, how it works and what to expect in a child or teen undergoing DBT therapy.

Listen to the latest episode

Youth suicide

Youth Suicide: Facts, Signs and Risk Factors

Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, but it is a serious public health issue that affects all too many families. As a parent, you can learn the facts and how to help your child if they are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Learn the signs

Legacy - Planned Giving

What Kind of Legacy Will You Leave?

A charitable bequest is an easy and meaningful way to have a lasting impact on the future generations of children, adolescents and families who rely on Bradley Hospital for the very best care available. It is an investment in the future of pediatric mental health and our mission of healing the hearts and minds of children and families throughout our region and beyond.

Learn more about planned giving

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Bradley Hospital in the News

05/19/23 – The Providence Journal
Yovanska Duarte-Velez, PhD’s Mi Gente clinic helps Latinx families in crisis

05/04/23 – WJAR Turn to 10
Margaret Paccione, PhD says it’s important to discuss gun violence with children

04/27/23 – WJAR Turn to 10 Health Check
Kristen Kichefski speaks about signs of depression and anxiety in teens

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