Mental Health - The Problem is Real!

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI) reports that: 
    • 1 in 5 youth will be diagnosed with a serious mental heatlh condition. 
    • 11% of youth will have a mood disorder. 
    • 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder.
    • 8% of youth have an anxiety disorder. 
    • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24. 
    • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illnesses begin by age 14 and 75% begin by age 24. 
    The infographic below shows the ten year history of Mental Health First Aid USA.  
a decade of mhfa