Kim Kardashian Started A Kids' Mental Health Fundraiser & Her Message Is So Important

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Beauty icon, influencer, and mother of three Kim Kardashian launched a mental health fundraiser for kids on her Facebook page on Tuesday evening. Kardashian, who has been an outspoken advocate for empathy and awareness around mental health issues, is raising money on behalf of the Child Mind Institute. In less than a day, Kardashian raised over $13,000.

In her Facebook post, Kardashian wrote,

She continued,

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Kardashian has been increasingly vocal about mental health awareness in the wake of Kanye West's public breakdown. In April, after West went on a Twitter ranting spree, Kardashian defended his behavior, tweeting herself, "To the media trying to demonize my husband let me just say this... your commentary on Kanye being erratic & his tweets being disturbing is actually scary. So quick to label him as having mental health issues for just being himself when he has always been expressive is not fair."

In a follow up tweet, Kardashian added, "Mental Health is no joke and the media needs to stop spitting that out so casually. Bottom line"

Though Kardashian is more frequently seen via curated images on her Instagram and dramatic scenes on KUWTK, this mental health fundraiser isn't the first time she's used her fame for good in the last year. Kardashian also went to meet with Donald Trump in the White House to ask him to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who had been in jail for over 20 years as part of a life sentence for a first-time non-violent offense.

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Trump eventually pardoned Johnson. In a followup interview with both Johnson and Kardashian, Kardashian said, "It became this mission that I just didn't want to give up. I think to some people it might seem like, 'Okay, Kim made a phone call to the president, showed up...'"

Kardashian continued, "We had been in talks and working on this for seven months. And it wasn't an instant thing...I love this woman."