statistics

never be afraid to ask for help

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.

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