‘Thank you. You are helping.’
- 9th grade female
‘This program was very educational and helpful when it comes to mental health.’
- 6th grade male
Post-Workshop Class Survey Results:
‘I really love this workshop.’
- 8th grade transgender male
Relatable - Engaging - Hands On - Interactive
Why is our work important:
•Suicide: 2nd leading cause of death for youth ages 10 – 24
•African Americans: 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population
•With half of all mental health disorders beginning by age 14, 20% of youth (1 in 5) has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life.
•Early intervention and treatment can help lessen the impact of a mental health disorder and improve life outcomes.
•Minority Populations: higher predisposition for mental health concerns: violence (victim or witness), trauma, poverty, and lack of access (financial, transportation).