1 in 6
U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
of mental health issues begin by age 14; 75% begin by age 24.
of people 18-24 with anxiety or depression don't seek treatment.
signs and symptoms
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health National Helpline
Mental illness is treatable and suicide is preventable.
Even so, many suffer in silence. Solidarity is changing that.
#2 LEADING CAUSE
of death among young adults is suicide
decide not to go through with a suicide attempt for every person who dies by suicide
67% OF YOUNG ADULTS
first tell a friend they are feeling suicidal before telling anyone else
1 IN 5 ADULTS
have a diagnosable mental illness
50% OF US
will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime
Recognize these signs of mental illness.
Here are 10 signs you might notice in yourself or a friend that are good reasons to reach out and talk with someone.
These signs of mental illness are not always universal. Some people may show behavioral changes, while others show physical symptoms.
Men and women can also exhibit signs of depression differently.
Signs of mental illness
Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, depressed mood, poor self-esteem, or guilt.
Withdrawal from friends, family, and activities you used to enjoy.
Changes in eating or sleeping patterns. Are you sleeping all the time or having trouble falling asleep? Are you gaining weight or never hungry?
Anger, rage, or craving revenge. Are you overreacting to criticism?
Feeling tired or exhausted all of the time.
Trouble concentrating, thinking, remembering, or making decisions. Are you suddenly struggling in school or at work? Are your grades dropping?
Restless, irritable, agitated, or anxious behaviors and regular crying.
Neglect of personal care. Have you stopped caring about your appearance or stopped keeping up with your personal hygiene?
Reckless or impulsive behaviors. Are you drinking or using drugs excessively? Are you behaving unsafely in other ways?
Thoughts about death or suicide.