Improving Youth Mental Health: Supporting Parents and Caregivers
IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH!
The Youth Mental Health Project works hard every day to support families whose children, teens, adolescents, and young adults are struggling with their mental health. Our program for parents*, guardians, and adult caregivers, The Parent Support Network, provides parents with a dependable and caring network, valuable peer support, and access to peer recommended resources. We believe that letting parents know they are not alone makes a huge difference in their ability to help their children.
The Youth Mental Health Project has held hundreds of free and confidential virtual meetings, supporting thousands of parents in 46 states throughout the country. Due to COVID, the demand for more mental health care has grown, while access to care has decreased. Parents have been required to become teachers, playmates, and mental health care providers, on top of the regular duties of parenting. With support and guidance from trained Facilitators, who have raised children with mental health challenges, parents become better equipped to help care for the mental health of their children, teens, and young adults.
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*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.
- 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.