“We must change our culture if we are to succeed in saving lives and ending suffering. We must come to accept that mental health and mental illness are elements of the human condition – just as physical health and disease are.”Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour
The Campaign to Change Direction
We couldn’t agree more and this is why we're proud to be a founding member of, and on the steering committee of, the campaign to shine a spotlight on mental illness. Did you know that:
- We are experiencing, as a nation, the highest rates of suicide in more than 25 years
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 34, and the third among people ages 10 to 14
- About 17 percent of high school students in the U.S. say that they have seriously considered suicide and 8 percent say that they have made an attempt.
Are you ready to join the pledge to know the five signs of emotional suffering and to change the story surrounding mental health?