Invest in mental health prevention and early intervention.
Improve outcomes for youth and their families. 

Make a gift today

100% of your donation supports youth mental health and wellness in Santa Barbara County. 

PAY BY CHECK:

  • Make check payable to: Mental Wellness Center
    **IMPORTANT to designate on the memo line: YouthWell
  • Mail to: Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • YouthWell is honored to be a fiscally sponsored project of the
    Mental Wellness Center - Tax ID# 95-1962659.
  • Contact Rachael Steidl, info@youthwell.org, with any questions.

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Stats to understand the need

  • One of the biggest reasons people don't seek help or support when they are struggling with a mental health challenge is because of the stigma and shame associated with it.
  • Santa Barbara County is ranked 18th out of 58 counties in CA for high suicide rates.
  • Suicide is 2nd leading cause of death among youth ages 10-24.
  • 20% of all youth, ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition.
  • 90% of individuals who die by suicide had an underlying mental illness.
  • 50% percent of all adults with a mental health illness experienced symptoms by age 14 and 75% emerge by age 24.
stats for youth & adults

Thank you

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