20% of all youth, ages 13-18, live with a mental health condition
50% all adults with a mental illness experienced symptoms by age 14 and 75% by age 24
90% of individuals who die by suicide had an underlying mental illness
PHASE 1 • 2016-2017
Convene community stakeholders and begin the discussion in order to identify the gaps in youth mental health resources and services.
PHASE 2 • 2017-2018
Create leadership and committees to begin working more strategically by creating initiatives, mapping out the issues and looking for improved outcomes. Begin to research funding opportunities for coordinated youth mental health services.
PHASE 3 • 2018-2020
Work as a collective to implement systemic change in youth mental health care. Increase awareness and understanding through a public education campaign. Provide education and professional development. Leverage resources on school campuses.