suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults

mental health issues are prevalent among young adults

Sometimes referred to as the “anxious generation,” today’s generation of college students and young professionals 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

Even so, many suffer in silence. Active Minds is changing that.

#2 leading cause

of death among young adults is suicide


280 people

decide not to go through with a suicide attempt for every person who dies by suicide


67% of young adults

first tell a friend they are feeling suicidal before telling anyone else


1 in 5 adults

have a diagnosable mental illness


50% of us

will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime

understanding our stress & anxiety

how do I know the difference?

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