Buddy the Behag

BEHAG is a “Big Empathetic Hairy Audacious Goal”1 and an ally in the fight against adolescent anxiety, depression and suicide.

We are a team of like-minded professionals, providers and parents committed to driving adolescent anxiety, depression and suicide from the all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028.

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Why BEHAG?

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Many adolescents who attempt suicide have an underlying mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression. Even with the many initiatives and programs fighting for better mental health care and suicide prevention across the country, the problem has only gotten worse. Many of us feel like we can and should be doing more.

We don't have all the answers, but together as a like-minded community, we can tackle this Big Empathetic Hairy Audacious Goal. We can't just stand by while families continue to suffer.

Many of you have been asking what the difference is, if any, between BHAG and BEHAG. Let's explain. Learn more about what the difference is and frequently asked questions about BEHAG!

You have taken the first step in fighting this problem simply by being here.

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By joining the mission, you will receive ideas on ways you can get involved along with updates that will include ways you can help reduce levels of anxiety, depression and suicide:

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1. BHAG is a concept developed in the book "Built to Last" by James Collins.