mental health issues are prevalent among young adults
Sometimes referred to as the “anxious generation,” millennials are actually much more likely to talk about mental health than their parents or grandparents. This generation is closer than ever to breaking the stigma around mental illness in a time when only 44 percent of adults—and less than 20 percent of children and adolescents—with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need.
39% of students
in college experience a significant mental health issue
50% of cases
of mental health issues begin by age 14; 75% begin by age 24
2/3 of students
with anxiety or depression don't seek treatment
mental illness is treatable and suicide is preventable
1 in 5 adults have a mental illness and 50 percent of us will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime. Even so, many suffer in silence. Active Minds is trying to change that.
#2 leading cause
of death among students is suicide
85% of those with mental illness
do not die by suicide — because mental illnesses are treatable
67% of college students
first tell a friend they are feeling suicidal before telling anyone else