At the heart of the Lost&Found name is a shorthand replacement of the word “and”: & – an ampersand.
For our team, the ampersand represents the short distance between feeling lost and reaching the hope found in community.
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Lost&Found’s 10-year celebration culminated with a virtual program featuring the awarding of Lost&Found’s first Resilience Award, a keynote by Vaney Hariri, and a presentation of the vision of the next 10 years by CEO Erik Muckey.
By Brittany Levine My journey with living with anxiety and depression began when I was about 17 years old. I was young for a freshman in college, but I felt ready and excited to begin the journey. Within the first month, something changed. I wasn’t sleeping right and...
Lost&Found Day Proclamation Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken has proclaimed September 3, 2020, Lost&Found Day. Here is the text of that proclamation: Office of the MayorCity of Sioux FallsProclamation WHEREAS, the City of Sioux Falls, in the state of...
BIPOC Mental Health Month is a tremendous opportunity to elevate the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color in our communities. At the same time, if 2020 has shown us anything, we have a long way to go toward building systems, policies, and programs that give every person in our country a fair chance at mental health.
“To me, resilience is the ability to not only overcome the difficult obstacles in your life, but have built the appropriate mindset to grow from them as well.”
Bill and Susan Sands of St. Paul have provided critical financial and moral support for Lost&Found over the past 2 years, turning a fledgling nonprofit into a force in campus mental health. Here’s a profile of their life and work.
There’s never been a more important time to give.
T. Denny Sanford commits to $300k gift to support Lost&Found’s mental health education and research efforts
South Dakota businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed to a three-year, $300,000 gift to support Lost&Found.
In a time of social distancing, when Lost&Found's staff and chapter members are keeping to our own corners for a while to slow the spread of COVID-19, we've ramped up our social media efforts to keep serving young adults and our community at a time when mental...