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The Youth Mental Health Project

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.

The Opportunity.

1 in 5 kids have a diagnosable mental illness and 5 in 5 kids have mental health.

Health = mental health + physical health!

Let's start talking about both.

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.

5 Reasons Your Child's Mental Health Matters

  • One in five youth suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition
  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin before the age of 14
  • Young people with mental illness are more likely to struggle with substance abuse
  • Girls with untreated mental illness are 300 times more likely to become pregnant
  • 70% of incarcerated adolescents struggle with mental illness


When sharing on social media, please be sure to use the hashtag #5in5youth

Watch the Movie Trailer Below.

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.