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Together, we can bring support to families who feel alone and isolated!

We ALL have mental health, just like physical health!

PROVIDING PEER TO PEER SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS:

Armed with knowledge, support, and tools, parents* CAN be at the forefront of the solutions for their children and for the community as a whole. But they can NOT do it alone and in the dark!

Recognizing the utter lack of support for families, The Youth Mental Health Project developed The Parent Support Network, a parent-driven, family focused program, to provide parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health with a dependable and caring network, valuable peer support, and access to peer recommended resources in their local communities.

The Parent Support Network currently has 7 affiliates in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Oregon, each holding monthly support meetings for parents whose children are struggling.

Your donation will help us bring much needed support to parents, empowering them to understand their children's mental health needs and take action!

*PARENTS are defined as any adult caregiver, including but not limited to parents, guardians, grandparents, foster or step-parents of a child under the age of 25 who has or is struggling with his or her mental health. ANY adult who self-identifies as an adult caregiver is automatically considered a “parent” for the purposes of The Parent Support Network and must be given full access to information and meetings.


MENTAL HEALTH LIES ON A CONTINUUM

  • 50% of all lifetime cases diagnosable mental health disorders begin before the age of 14; 75% before the age of 24.
  • Mental health disorders are more prevalent that cancer, lung disease, and heart disease combined!
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in young people ages 10 to 24.
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