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prevent youth mental health crisis and suicide.

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13736

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Our goal
To remove the stigma of mental illness and train our youth to live through mental crises.
The Challenge

"If suicide happened to my child in my family, it could happen in yours. Let's prevent that." -DBJ

We all work hard to give our children and our family our very best. However, we cannot protect our children when we leave mental illness and its consequences hidden behind a screen of stigma and misinformation. In a 5 year period, rates of severe youth depression have increased from 5.9% to 8.2%. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth 10-24 years old and children ages 10 to 14 are more likely to die from suicide than in a motor vehicle accident.

Our Solution

Suicide is preventable.

Mental health is just as important as physical health and should be treated with equal amounts of compassion and respect. Although prevention, treatment, and recovery support are offered for other serious health concerns, they are lacking when it comes to mental health. Investing more in the care of our community’s mental health will improve and save the lives of children and keep families out of crisis. Also, we will save money by reducing the use of costly crisis care and hospitalization.

Our solution is three pronged: 1) increase prevention by educating our youth on what mental health is and where to get help. We will make sure they understand that they are not weak or alone when dealing with mental health issues 2) support our family, friends, and colleagues confronting mental illness by providing access to proven tools and training and 3) increase community awareness and understanding through mental health awareness activities.

Through this campaign, we can save our children with mental health resiliency training and end the stigma and shame. Your donation will go towards providing teachers, resource officers, and parents in three local districts with mental health training and mental health 1st aid for identifying and helping children at risk.

Your Impact

By donating just $25, you can save a life.

It takes a village and with YOUR HELP we WILL save lives. In order to combat mental health illness we need to prevent, support, and advocate. By providing training for mental health education for children and teens in school, supporting our family, friends, and colleagues while they fight mental illness, and advocating for equal care we can save lives together.

$3,000 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 80%-Trainer consultant fees

  • 20%-Participant workbooks

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Our milestones
  • Donnetta

  • John

  • Jamaal

  • John

  • Yuri

  • Jessica

  • Jordan

  • Anisha

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