Not Alone: Come Together for Mental Health Support

Not Alone: Come Together for Mental Health Support

not alone challenge to support mental health

Not Alone Challenge 2023: Supporting Mental Health for All

We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Inspiring Children Foundation for the #NotAloneChallenge, one of the largest mental health campaigns in history, and joined by America’s top corporations, nonprofits, hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes, and mental health experts in this nonprofit campaign to remind people they're not alone during the holidays and to provide free mental health tools to the masses.

Thanks to our media partner iHeartRadio, social media partner Meta and hundreds of high-profile ambassadors, the #NotAloneChallenge has reached 1.4 billion social media impressions. The national media exposure included the New York Times, ABC, Billboard, NBC, Reader’s Digest, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and many more. 

Jewel and Karena Dawn invite you to join the Not Alone Challenge

Through Karena's friendship with Jewel, The Big Silence Foundation, Jewel Never Broken, and Inspiring Children Foundation continue to come together with the goal to democratize mental wellness.

The #NotAloneChallenge has attracted hundreds of corporate, nonprofit and individual ambassadors, including executives David Solomon (CEO of Goldman Sachs), Ray Dalio (Hedge Fund founder), Bob Pittman (CEO of iHeartMedia), Grammy artists Billie Eilish, Jewel, Andrea Bocelli, actors Chevy Chase, Mayim Bialik, tech founders Steve Wozniak (Apple), Justin Kan (Twitch), entrepreneurs Kris Jenner and Paris Hilton, athletes Sloane Stephens (professional tennis player), Marcelo Vieira (professional soccer player) and countless others. Click here to see the full list. 

Support Mental Health By Bidding on an Amazing Experience

There are many incredible experiences as a part of the #NotAloneChallenge auction, but we especially want to invite you to view two opportunities that directly benefit The Big Silence Foundation:

Be A Tone It Up Trainer

Karena Dawn Be a Tone It Up Trainer auction item for the not alone challenge benefitting mental health resources

Be A Tone It Up Trainer: Your opportunity to show your moves and take your fitness career to the next level with the team at Tone It Up! 

Tone It Up is a fitness and lifestyle brand that empowers women to live their best lives through fitness, nutrition, and community. The company, co-founded by NYT best-selling author Karena Dawn in 2009, has since grown into a global community supporting millions of women in achieving their fitness goals.

As a Tone It Up trainer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Shoot on the set with the TIU team!
    • Includes wardrobe, hair, makeup and other TIU trainer perks and goodies
  • Be featured on the TIU app, website, and social media
  • Reach millions of women around the world

This is an amazing opportunity to join the Tone It Up team and make a difference in the lives of women around the world. Bid here.

Be A Guest on The Big Silence Podcast

Karena Dawn The Big Silence podcast be a podcast guest auction item to benefit mental health resources
Be A Guest On The Big Silence Podcast: Join Karena for a conversation on the top rated mental health and self-development podcast!

The Big Silence Podcast with Karena Dawn is a top rated mental health and self-development podcast, named in “8 Best Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts to Learn the Latest Science in Nutrition, Fitness and Mental Wellness,” and with episodes ranking in the top 10 in the USA for mental health, and top 40 in the USA for health and wellness. The Big Silence aims to normalize conversations around mental health and empower people to turn their challenges into triumphs.

You will receive:

  • A guest spot on The Big Silence podcast, released to all major streaming platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, and more, with full length videos premiered on YouTube
  • Expertly edited for audio and video sync, your podcast highlighted with Reels posts on Karena Dawn and The Big Silence social channels, plus the opportunity to collab on the posts (>1.8M monthly impressions)
  • An email highlight to our mailing list
  • A permanent post on the TBS podcast blog on the website
  • 3 Reels clips to share with your own network
  • The option to record in-person at The Big Silence studio in Austin, TX! (Can be recorded virtual if needed)
  • Past guests include: Lindsey Morgan, Sasha Pieterse, Marianne Williamson, Ashley Greene, Gabby Bernstein, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many more.

Bid here.

A Message from Karena Dawn about the #NotAloneChallenge



Be An Ambassador for Mental Health

You're invited to get involved! You can join the challenge as an ambassador for the #NotAloneChallenge to ensure mental health resources reach far and wide. We encourage you to accept this challenge on social media to remind people they're not alone during the holidays and point them to free mental health tools at Tag @the.big.silence  so we can share your support!

Why to Support the Challenge

Did you know that mental health has been declared a national emergency?

  • 20% of the world’s population currently have a mental health condition.
  • Mental health has been declared a national emergency.
  • There has been a 170% increase in all suicides, 70% of people have untreated mental health issues, there has also been a 300% increase in anxiety and depression since COVID.
  • 50% of the United States population lives in mental health deserts.

You can help us move towards solutions by supporting the challenge and reminding people they are not alone for the holidays, and helping us to provide free mental health tools.

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The mental health foundation was founded in 2021 by Karena Dawn, a wellness entrepreneur and leading mental health advocate, based on her experiences growing up in a family impacted by mental illness (shared in her memoir, The Big Silence). It’s our goal to support people’s mental health journey from childhood to adult and to create a more joyful and loving place. 



This top mental health podcast features motivational real life conversations surrounding topics including addiction, trauma and PTSD, caring for loved ones with a mental health condition and more.


Start a conversation in your The Big Silence apparel! All proceeds benefit our work to destigmatize mental health. Join the movement!


Founder Karena Dawn shares her personal story in The Big Silence: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness and Healing, shining a light on the eternal struggle we all share—how to move past the pain and suffering of our personal battles to experience life’s joys.