We are a team of like-minded professionals, providers and parents, committed to drive adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide from the all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028
Behag is our “Big Empathetic Hairy Audacious Goal” and our ally in the fight against adolescent anxiety, depression and suicide.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults age 5 to 24. The majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant underlying mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression. Even with 180 NATSAP programs and hundreds more across the country, the problem has only gotten worse. Many of us have felt like we can and should be doing more to curb the negative mental health trends in our country. Because if not us, who is going to tackle these issues?
You have taken the first step in fighting this problem simply by being here. The second step (if you haven’t already) is to educate yourself on the enormity of the issue, and what can be done to help.
what makes you say the levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide are at all-time highs?
Many of us have felt like we can and should be doing more to curb the negative mental health trends in our country. This is what I mean:
- On September 10, 2018, an article came out with the following title: The US suicide rate has increased 30% since 2000 and tripled for young girls.
- On August 4, 2017, the US News & World Report came out with an article titled: Suicide Rates for Teenage Girls at All-Time High.
- And then, on October 11 the New York Times published: More American Teenagers than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety.
- On May 10: Major depression on the rise among everyone but is Rising Fastest Among Young Adults.
- On December 18, 2017, the following article was published: Teenage Suicide Reaches All-Time High.
- On August 14 another: Suicides under age 13: One every 5 days.
- And then on April 22, the New York Times published: U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High.
Even with 180 NATSAP programs and hundreds more across the country, the problem has only gotten worse. Many of us have felt convicted. Because if not us, who is going to tackle these issues?
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