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Summary: The State of Mental Health
One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue
One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression
One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States among people ages 14-24 (Posner Gerstenhaber, 2021)
Suicide is the #1 killer of adolescent girls across the globe (Posner Gerstenhaber, 2021)
Suicide is increasing among 5 year old preschoolers with high numbers impacting African American children (Joiner, 2021)
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for more than 47,500 deaths in 2019, which is about one death every 11 minutes. The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2019, 12 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.5 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.4 million attempted suicide.
We pledge to change the statistics.
We are saving lives.
Research has shown that the promotion of protective factors is a key intervention strategy that can improve social and emotional well-being in children and youth.
Children who have experienced or are at risk for maltreatment, trauma, and/or exposure to violence can be a highly vulnerable population, however
outcomes for children can substantially improve by helping children and their families build protective factors.
Protective Factors are characteristics or conditions that reduce or buffer the effects of risk, stress, or trauma. A protective factor is an social asset.
A skill, personal attribute, or supportive relationship
A community that offers supportive services
A counseling or therapy session
Your donation goes to therapy sessions for underserved families, uninsured, and at-risk youth.