The American kids’ mental health crisis is a national emergency.

We are facing a significant national mental health crisis in our children and teens which requires urgent action. In the first six months of this year, children’s hospitals across the country reported a shocking 45 percent increase in the number of self-injury and suicide cases in 5- to 17-year-olds compared to the same period in 2019. Together with the AAP and the AACAP we are sounding the alarm on this mental health emergency.
— Amy Knight, President of the Children’s Hospital Association Read More

1 in 5

U.S. children experience a mental health condition in a given year

[ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ]
Female child leaning head against wall in disapr - During Mental Health Crisis

53%

of adults with children in their household say they are concerned about the mental state of their children

[ American Psychiatric Association ]
Image of teenage children leaning against wall - The Pandemic and Mental Health

60%

increase in the rate of suicide among 10- to 24-year-olds from 2007 to 2018, the second leading cause of death for this age group

[ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ]

2x

Black children under age 13 are twice as likely to die by suicide than their white peers and the rate of death by suicide among Black youth has increased faster than any other racial or ethnic group.

[ Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health ]
Teenage boy masked in darkness - Amidst Mental Health Crisis