You’ve seen the headlines – youth mental health is at an all-time low. Nearly one in five children has a diagnosable mental health condition. For these young people, the right treatment can be life-changing – and lifesaving.
Unfortunately, many young people don’t receive the mental health support they need, often due to barriers such as stigma, fear, and lack of accessible treatment options. Yet childhood is a pivotal time for mental health treatment: over 50% of lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 14.
For me, the holidays are a happy – if hectic! – time of year. But for children and youth who are struggling with their mental health, the holidays can be painful. They need our help and support. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to AIM this Giving Tuesday.
AIM Youth Mental Health is on the frontlines of solving the youth mental health crisis by providing mental health programming for young people, along with training for caring adults and support for scientific research that results in groundbreaking new solutions.
Mental health was an ignored and stigmatized topic for far too long. Together, we are bringing mental health out of the shadows and helping young people receive the tools and support they need. We hope you will join us this Giving Tuesday as we work to create a world of mentally healthy children and youth.