Our mission …

… is for every youth to grow into maturity without developing symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Because …

… 1 in 5 cases of depression are preventable.

One case of depression is prevented for every twenty-two youth practicing better problem solving and coping skills. (Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165:1272–1280)

We help by …

… promoting prevention and referral resources to bring into your home and community.


Problem solving and coping:

Explore our website for a variety of activities, resources, games, and classes aimed at teaching adolescents important skills for managing adversity and handling stress.

Referrals:

The nature of referrals vary by state, however there are broad guidelines that can be applied nationally. If a child is in need of treatment, the first step is to speak with a pediatrician. Additionally, you might try an assisted referral model or finding a therapist on your own through the website PsychologyToday.com.