I donated $15 in support of this campaign.
"Randi, Thank you for your tireless work in being an advocate for our youth and education for mental health."
"Randi, Thank you for being an amazing advocate for out youth and education and awareness for mental health!"
"Randi, Thank you for being for working tirelessly for being an advocate for our youth and education on mental health."
"Randi, Thank you for working tirelessly as an advocate for our youth and education of mental health."
I donated in support of this campaign.
"Keep the conversation growing!"
"I saw the film in Westport. I have a daughter w a mental illness thAt I didn't recognize until she was over 21. How I wish I had known earlier."
We seek to promote awareness and understanding about the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults in an effort to foster community conversations and encourage collaborations to move beyond stereotypes towards tangible and impactful solutions.
The Project is developing programs to bring communities together to spark conversations about youth mental health. Your donations will help us in the development and dissemination of vital programs.
There was a time not too long ago when cancer was highly stigmatized and families isolated and suffered in silence. "In the 1950's, almost all kids diagnosed with cancer died. Because of research, today about 90% of kids with the most common type of cancer will live. Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer"* Brave people who began to speak up made a difference and now society recognizes that cancer is a medical condition that does not discriminate and is not the fault of the patient or the family.
With this change in attitudes, people seek help sooner and more money has been invested into scientific research, resulting in better outcomes and lower death rates. It is clear that reducing fear and misunderstanding of an illness can save our children's lives.
Mental illness in children, adolescents and young adults is common:
1 out of 5 children have or will have a diagnosable mental illness before the age of 18. Like cancer, mental illness does not discriminate. Given the prevalence, mental illness in children is a public health crisis. In order to improve outcomes we must create an open dialogue.
* ST. BALDRICK'S FOUNDATION.
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NO LETTING GO is a must-see film for anyone who cares about the healthy development of youth. The Youth Mental Health Project is embarking on a social impact campaign to use the film to ignite community conversations and collaborations.