The Stats

1 in 5 children ages 13 - 18 have, or will have a serious mental illness and 49% have high levels of chronic stress leading to poor outcomes and HIGH RISKS.

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PREVENT SUICIDE

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 - 34

90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness

PREVENT INACTION

50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24

Yet the average delay of intervention is 11 years

PREVENT DROPOUTS

37% of students with mental health condition age 14 and older drop out 

The highest dropout rate of any disability group

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The astonishing number of school violence acts in 2018

Every day....

  • 4 children are killed by abuse or neglect
  • 7 children or teens commit suicide
  • 8 children or teens are killed with a gun.
  • 589 public school students are corporally punished 
  • 1854 children are confirmed as abused or neglected
  • 2805 children are arrested
  • 2857 high school students drop out*
  • 12,816 public school students are suspended*

    (The State of America’s Children- 2017) *Based on 180 school days per year

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